Welcome to the Eastern Green Link 2 (EGL2) website. Here you can learn more about our project, why it’s needed and how we plan on building it.
EGL2 is a 2GW high voltage direct current (HVDC) electrical ‘superhighway’ cable link to be built between Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and Drax in North Yorkshire, England.
The project is being jointly developed by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission (SSENT) and National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET).
Currently in the development phase, construction work is planned to commence in 2024 with the new connection due to be operational in 2029.
EGL2 will unlock the rich renewable energy capacity of Scotland and significantly increase the UK’s capacity to deliver clean energy for around two million homes in the UK.
Read more about EGL2, the project timeline and why it is needed.