“We must not let our islands fall behind in their ambitions to help tackle climate change due to delayed planning decisions.”
Complex Mapping of the Seabed for 16 Fibre Optic Cables Completed.
The survey is part of the Scottish Government R100 project .
Replacement of Subsea Cable Completed
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).
Scottish Government’s ‘Shambolic’ Renewables Policy: Rhoda Grant MSP
” “We are home to some of the best renewable energy in the world, yet where are the jobs? “Rhoda Grant MSP
‘Significant Progress’ on Replacing Subsea Cable
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.
Work Begins Replacing Subsea Cable
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.
‘A Network For Net Zero’: SSEN Transmission Sets Forth Its Case
“At the end of 2018, 15% of the UK’s installed renewable generation capacity was located in the north of Scotland.”
Maree Todd MSP: “UK energy policy is stacked against the islands”
“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.”
Conditions Set By Ofgem Are A Challenge For Orkney
“We believe that 135MW is an excessive target and we lobbied hard to get that figure reduced.”