The “FAB” project (France – Alderney – Britain) plans to build an electrical interconnector underwater and underground between France and Great Britain. Interconnectors are transmission cables which allow electricity to flow between countries, and can be used to import or export power as required.
The project will consist of one pair of electrical cables, a converter station at each end, and connections into the high voltage grids at each end. It will travel nearly 220 km between the electrical substations at Menuel, on the Cotentin peninsula in France, and near Exeter.
As of June 2023, FAB Link Limited will submit an updated planning application to East Devon District Council for their converter station site to the east of the Harriers Court Industrial Estate, near Exeter airport.