Friday, May 04, 2018

News Update

The Western Link has now been taken out of service to allow the completion of testing and commissioning, in preparation for making the link available for full load operation. During testing a fault was detected. While it is being repaired and commissioning work continues, the link will remain unavailable. We will provide an update on any change in the status of the link as we proceed.

Before commissioning, the Link had been operating at a capacity of up to 1125MW, and is expected to increase to its full capacity of 2250MW following the completion of full commissioning. According to the project plans this is expected in June 2018, although this is an estimate, as with any large complex project there is a risk that this could change.

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