Greenlink Interconnector Limited – Decision on a request for a later regime start date for the Greenlink interconnector project



In June 2021, we published a decision providing a means for cap and floor interconnector projects that have encountered delays, caused by force majeure events during the pre-operational period, to request a later Regime Start Date (RSD).

Greenlink Interconnector Limited (GIL), as developer of the Greenlink interconnector to Ireland, submitted a request for a 36-month delay to their RSD based on events the project has experienced which GIL consider to be beyond its reasonable control and which have obstructed progress in some key areas. Following careful consideration of GIL’s request, we have agreed to a later RSD of 1st May 2022.

This decision will be reflected in GIL’s electricity interconnector licence once the relevant licence conditions have taken effect.