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Principles for Interconnectors

With contributions from across GGI's global Ecosystem of experts, the Principles for Interconnectors have been developed as a guide for governments to help them effectively develop and leverage grid interconnectors, providing pathways through obstacles to progress.

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An interconnector is any grid infrastructure that connects two or more power systems operating under different legislative, regulatory and/or system operation regimes. While interconnectors make up only a small portion of the total amount of grid infrastructure within a power system operator’s purview, even a relatively limited amount of cross-border connectivity, can bring real benefits, allowing system operators to jointly take advantage of larger and more diverse power systems than any one country or jurisdiction could develop on its own.

The Principles are built around the lifecycle of an interconnector, which can broadly be broken down into four stages:


1. Concept

2. Project development

3. Operation

4. Decommissioning

Read the Principles for Interconnectors here.

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