Orbital Marine Power’s O2, the world’s most powerful tidal turbine,has commenced grid connected power generation at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney.
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“If this is the best that the UK system can deliver in terms of protecting consumers in the off-gas grid areas of the north of Scotland then I feel that energy policy needs to be controlled much closer to where the real issues are. “
“too many of the policies and regulations around our electricity system are reserved to Westminster”
One of the two subsea cables which links Orkney to mainland Scotland, connecting up electricity distribution, has been successfully replaced by SSEN (Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks).
New applications to SSEN for renewable generation and storage connection will be open for applications in Orkney from Wednesday 23 September.
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Over the coming weeks, various vessels will be carrying out operations in the Pentland Firth as part of this major cable installation project, including laying rock bags on sections of the cable and installing cable protection near the shore.
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Replacing one of the subsea cables which links Orkney to the Scottish Mainland is to begin. Two cables link Orkney’s electricity supply up to the National Grid.