The first planning application for the 125-mile long Greenlink electricity cable running beneath the Irish Sea will be submitted today, bringing ambitious plans to strengthen links between the Irish and UK electricity networks a step closer to realisation. The Greenlink Interconnector is a £453m project designed to carry enough power for 380,000 homes. The subsea cable is slated to run between Pembrokeshire in Wales and County Wexford in the Republic of Ireland, with developer Greenlink Interconnector Limited predicting it will bring benefits on both side of the Irish Sea in terms of energy security, jobs, and the cost-effective integration of low-carbon energy sources. Initial planning applications are set to be submitted today to the relevant authorities in both Wales and Ireland. Both applications are for the offshore aspect of the project, and have been submitted alongside the launch public consultations on the project in both countries. If approved, the project is expected to have a three-year construction programme before commissioning in 2023, the firm said.
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