Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Additional studies for the new Atlantic electrical interconnection between Spain and France


The Action contributes to the PCI 2.7 for the construction of an interconnector Spain and France. The length of the cable is approximately 370 km with a total maximum capacity of 2000 MW.


The main objective of the action is to complete the set of studies needed to determine the precise feasibility and impact of the envisaged new interconnection between Spain and France, studying the entire route from both substations in both countries.


The action comprises of submarine studies, environmental studies for the permitting process and Technical studies in order to prepare the specifications for the tender phase of cable system and converter stations. The studies will identify the final feasibility of the selected route and detail the technical means to secure it. It will also provide relevant information for the start of the consultation and permitting phase of the PCI after the completion of the action.


Once the action is completed the Final Investment Decision will be prepared and the subsequent phase, which includes technical equipment procurement, will be launched. This action is complementary to anoter CEF co-financed action (2.7.0023-FRES-S-M-14).



The Action is ongoing.


Estimated cost of the action:



Percentage of EU support:  


Maximum EU contribution: 50%


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Member States involved:

France, Spain


Implementation schedule:

Start date: September 2016

End date: March 2019



 Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE)

 RED Eléctrica de España (REE)



Additional information:


 European Commission, DG ENER

Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

 Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

 European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E)


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