NorthConnect are committed to working with the local communities at both ends of the connection, as well as users of the marine environment.
The NorthConnect scheme was, in 2013, designated as a “Project of Common Interest” or PCI, within the legal framework of the European Union and European Economic Area, of which Norway is also a signatory state.
This means that NorthConnect is seen as a very important project for achieving Europe’s energy market and climate change targets. As a result it has been included in the 2014 Ten Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) for European electricity projects, and is also included on the 2015 list of PCI projects.
Details of the public consultation being undertaken in the UK can be found here, and details of the public consultation being undertaken in Norway can be found here.