Average available capacity on the France-Spain border was 2,546 MW for exports and 2,190 MW for imports.
Capacity availability continues to limit exchanges 75% of the time (62% of the time for exports and 13% for imports).
Since the HVDC Baixas-Santa Llogaia line was commissioned in 2015, saturation of the interconnection has decreased, falling from 87% in 2015 to 70% in 2016 and 75% in 2017.
Improvements are still being made including the introduction of a coordinated capacity calculation in 2019 and, longer term, the Bay of Biscay project, which involves building a new underground and underwater interconnection line to double exchange capacities between France and Spain.
More information about the Bay of Biscay project can be found here.