IFA Interconnector 

Interconnexion France-Angleterre (IFA) is a joint venture between the French Transmission Operator RTE and National Grid, operating the subsea electricity link between Great Britain and France, commissioned in 1986.

IFA2 Interconnector

Commissioned in 2020, IFA2 is the second link to France that National Grid has developed with RTE.

Our interconnectors deliver secure and affordable electricity and play a critical role in tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter energy systems. We sell the capacity to energy traders and provide services to transmission system operators in the UK and France.

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    IFA Availabilty Update

    Dear Customers,

    We wish to update you on the major incident that occurred at IFA yesterday.

    A fire occurred in the early hours of Wednesday 15th September 2021 at our UK Sellindge site resulting in the cables capacity being redu... Read More

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    IFA2 Go-Live

    IFA2, National Grid’s second electricity interconnector linking the UK and France, is now able to flow low carbon electricity between the two countries at full capacity.

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    Brexit Update - July 2020

    The EU Commission and the UK Government continue to negotiate the terms of a free trade deal.

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