Proposed SSEN Transmission Connections

SSEN has now published its proposed subsea and land cable routes, as well as its proposed substation location.


  • a new indoor substation located at Finstown
  • an underground cable installed to connect this to Warebeth/Billia Croo to the west of Stromness on the Orkney mainland
  • a subsea cable, connecting to Dounreay in Caithness, allowing electricity from Orkney to be transmitted to areas of demand across the main GB transmission system

There are 2 public consultations left:

  • Thursday 23 November Firth Community Centre 2pm – 7pm
  • Friday 24 November Kirkwall and St Ola Community Centre 2pm – 7pm

SSEN For more information on the proposed Orkney transmission reinforcement or if you cannot attend the public events ,you can find out more at:

Reporter: Fiona Grahame


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