Connecting the Morgan and Morecambe projects to the national grid
Electricity generated from the offshore wind farms is transported to the existing national electrical transmission network – which is usually called the national grid – using export cables.
When they are offshore, these export cables typically run under the seabed wherever possible and once they reach the shore they are usually buried underground.
The point where offshore export cables and onshore export cables meet is called the landfall point.
Next, there needs to be a connection to the national grid. Above ground infrastructure in the form of onshore substations is required to allow the energy to feed into the grid.
The power that the Morgan and Morecambe offshore wind farms will generate will go directly into the national grid; the large ‘pot’ of energy that is then distributed to our homes and businesses across the UK.
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