: NorthConnect has been included in the EU's 10 Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) 2014 and ranked among the most important projects with PCI (Project of Common Interest) status for Socio-Economic Welfare, CO2 Reduction and Integration of Renewables across Europe.
NorthConnect was confirmed as part of the TYNDP2014 on its publication on the 31st December 2014. The project had already received Project of Common Interest status back in 2013.
Within TYNDP2014, projects are ranked and scored across a number of technical, environmental and economic criteria, and NorthConnect shows up as one of the highest rated projects in Europe for Socio-Economic Welfare, CO2 Reduction and Integration of Renewables.
A number of other independent studies over the past 3 years have also shown very high welfare value, carbon savings and renewables facilitation for up to 4.5 Gigawatts of interconnection between Great Britain and Norway.