“It is shocking that islanders generating more electricity than they can use are still top of the fuel poverty league table. “
The new power cables to Hoy
“Two subsea cables in the Pentland Firth supply electricity from the mainland to the Orkney Islands via the island of Hoy.”
Ofgem Approves New Orkney Subsea Cable Subject to Windfarm Developments
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.
Finstown Substation Planning Application Submitted
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.
Proposed Finstown Substation on Show
There have been changes made to the planned substation. This mainly involves lowering the platform level by 1m to make it less visually intrusive.
Changes to SSEN Orkney Plans in Response to Concerns Raised
“We would like to thank all members of the local community for their continued constructive input into the project design.”
Why the grid rules are changing and Future Energy Scenarios
Martin Lee in a highly technical talk outlined forthcoming changes to grid connections.
Meeting Hears of Concerns Over Visual Impact of SSEN’s Transmission Project
“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”
24 Hour Renewable Electricity for Fair Isle
What is 3 miles long, 1 1/2 miles wide and now has all round renewable electricity for its 60 inhabitants?
Orkney SSEN Events Get Under Way
SSEN is in Orkney all this week sharing its information on the transmission update programme for Orkney.