The application was approved on a vote of 10 to 4.
“It is shocking that islanders generating more electricity than they can use are still top of the fuel poverty league table. “
“Two subsea cables in the Pentland Firth supply electricity from the mainland to the Orkney Islands via the island of Hoy.”
Approval is conditional on a total of at least 135MW of new wind farm projects on Orkney either being awarded a Contract for Difference (CfD) or being judged likely to be developed by December 2021.
SSEN Transmission has submitted a planning application under the Town and Country Planning Act to Orkney Islands Council for its proposed new substation at Finstown.
There have been changes made to the planned substation. This mainly involves lowering the platform level by 1m to make it less visually intrusive.
“We would like to thank all members of the local community for their continued constructive input into the project design.”
Martin Lee in a highly technical talk outlined forthcoming changes to grid connections.
“We have families on Hoxa who have worked all their lives, over generations, to keep the area beautiful. It’s a special place from so many aspects”
What is 3 miles long, 1 1/2 miles wide and now has all round renewable electricity for its 60 inhabitants?