China's State Grid on board at Ireland-UK 5GW wind link project

Energy Bridge plans to export power across the Irish Sea

Energy Bridge plans to export power across the Irish Sea

Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) has confirmed it has brought the State Grid Corporation of China (State Grid) onboard its landmark Energy Bridge project, and revealed that it has already secured a 5GW grid-connection offer in the UK.

Ireland-based MRP today announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UK’s National Grid, Portuguese transmission system operator Redes Energeticas Nacionais (REN) and State Grid to develop Energy Bridge – a renewables-dedicated interconnector that will link Ireland to Great Britain.

The first 1.2GW of capacity is due in place by 2017.

Since the project was first unveiled in June, MRP has openly cited China as one likely source of investment.

MRP is among the most comfortable Western developers in working with Chinese equipment manufacturers and lenders.

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