Consumers looking for cheap energy could soon be receiving their gas and electricity from a European-wide 'supergrid', reports have asserted.
Stewart Larque, UK media relations manager at the National Grid, commented that in the future "there will certainly be more links between the UK and other countries".
Such developments might be one way in which to address the challenge of securing sustainable energy supplies for customers, as was pointed out by Ofcom.
The industry watchdog explained that investment in Britain's network of pipes and wires must increase by 75 per cent over the next decade in order to meet this challenge.
Mr Larque highlighted the National Grid's current project, which is focusing on completing a link between the UK and the Netherlands, and the recently constructed link between France and the UK.
"There will certainly be a bigger network in the North Sea, but the extent to which everything is connected up between different countries, I think is difficult to say," he added.
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