Benefits of the NeuConnect project


Connecting two of Europe’s largest energy markets for the first time will help to create greater resilience and security of supply in Great Britain and Germany.

The NeuConnect link will allow up to 1.4GW of electricity to flow in either direction, enough to power up to 1.5 million homes over the life of the project.


The integration of renewable energy sources in the UK and Germany will result in a net reduction in carbon emissions of 13 MtCO2 over 25 years.

The investment in proven, reliable technology offers the British and German networks greater efficiency and flexibility to deal with the changing demands of industry, businesses and consumers.


NeuConnect will see £2.4bn / €2.8bn of private investment into UK and German energy infrastructure, with the new link helping to increase choice and competition in the British and German markets.

This could lead to millions of consumers and businesses benefitting from reduced electricity prices.

Along with creating an important new piece of energy infrastructure, NeuConnect is currently the single-largest Anglo-German investment project and willrepresent an important symbolic link between the Great Britain and Germany economies.

In 2023, NeuConnect’s significance to Anglo-German relations was highlighted by His Majesty The King and the German President during a historic Royal State visit to Germany, with NeuConnect described as “a key project [that] highlights how closely Germany and the United Kingdom are working together to make our economies climate-neutral”.