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).
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New applications to SSEN for renewable generation and storage connection will be open for applications in Orkney from Wednesday 23 September.
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.
LEVEL, Local Electric Vehicle Energy Loop, is an 18-month project that begins in April 2020.
“At the end of 2018, 15% of the UK’s installed renewable generation capacity was located in the north of Scotland.”
“This collaborative project with SSEN gives us the opportunity to examine an important prehistoric site that would otherwise not have been excavated.”
The application was approved on a vote of 10 to 4.