McArthur Welcomes Case for Orkney-Scotland Subsea Cable Transmission Link

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Monday March 5 2018

Scottish and Southern Electricity Network (SSEN) has today submitted to the energy regulator, Ofgem, a Strategic Wider Works (SWW) 'Final Needs Case' for a subsea cable transmission link from Orkney to the Scottish mainland.

Commenting on this Orkney MSP Liam McArthur (pictured) said:

"With the skills, natural resources and ambition to match, Orkney has long been at the forefront of renewable energy development.

“However, to be a truly global leader what the sector in Orkney needs is a more level playing field and an opportunity to be competitive.

“Key to realising that ambition are the necessary grid connections to our islands.

“I therefore welcome confirmation that SSEN have taken the important step of submitting a needs-based case to Ofgem for a subsea transmission link from Orkney to the Scottish mainland.

“This has been a long time coming but hopefully will enable Orkney to unlock our renewables potential in the years ahead.”



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