• PCI Status

NeuConnect was granted prospective Project of Common Interest (PCI) status by the European Commission in 2019

Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) are key cross border infrastructure projects that link the energy systems of different countries. They are intended to help these countries achieve key energy policy and climate objectives: including securing affordable, secure and sustainable energy for all citizens, and the long-term decarbonisation of the economy in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

A link to the European Commission’ website which has more information on PCIs can be viewed at: https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/infrastructure/projects-common-interest

Once PCI project status has been confirmed, the Trans-European Network – Electricity (TEN-E) regulations will apply. A link to the UK’s Manual of Procedures under the TEN-E Regulations can be found at:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/311184/uk_manual_procedures_ten_e_regulation.pdf

We have submitted an outline planning application to Medway District Council for the GB onshore elements of the scheme, and this can be viewed online on the Council’s Planning Portal using reference: MC/19/3015.

The GB Offshore licence application has been submitted to the MMO and is pending validation. Once validated it will appear on the MMO Public Register of Applications which can be found at: https://marinelicensing.marinemanagement.org.uk/mmofox5/fox/live/MMO_PUBLIC_REGISTER/