Viking Link and Brexit
Brexit does not influence the plans to build and operate the Viking Link interconnector between Great Britain and Denmark.
The UK Government continues to support the building of electricity links between Britain and other countries because they offer a more secure, reliable, sustainable and affordable source of electricity supply for consumers.
The strong support which is also shown by the Danish Government is because the project retains a strong needs case from a GB and Danish perspective. No matter the outcome of Brexit, Viking Link will still benefit both countries by helping to provide a secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply. The interconnector will allow GB consumer to access the cheaper Danish energy market, increase the market for producers such as wind power generators, and help the move towards more renewable and low carbon sources of energy.
National Grid and Energinet remain fully committed to the project for these reasons. This commitment does not have any dependency on the UK’s membership of the EU.