The start-up of the new 1 GW IFA2 interconnection between France and the United Kingdom, scheduled for this month, has been delayed for a second time, network operators RTE and National Grid told Montel. It is not certain whether the cable, which was originally scheduled to be in service last month, will be in service by the end of the year, National Grid has reported. “We cannot say yet when we will put it into service because it will depend on the tests being carried out,” said its spokesperson, Simmie Korotane. She clarified that the start date would not be affected by the current Brexit negotiations, however. The United Kingdom is still in talks with the European Union on a trade deal, which will have an impact on the energy market from the end of the transition period leading to the exit from the country’s bloc set in January 1st.
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