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 Respond to Orkney’s Concerns
SSEN have issued a fact sheet of the most frequently asked questions in response to the concerns of Orkney residents affected by the infrastructure needed for the proposed subsea cable.
Orkney SSEN Infrastructure Project
SSEN are holding public consultations in Orkney
Collaborative Working with Subsea Data
Sea bed surveys have been conducted on Mainland’s west coast by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN).
Council Leader Delighted with Progress Towards a New Subsea Cable
“As a Council we’ve been lobbying on this issue for ten years”
Orkney-Caithness Subsea Cable a Step Nearer
“submitting our Needs Case to Ofgem for regulatory approval is an important milestone.”
Rousay – Westray Subsea Cable gets the Go Ahead
Installation of the replacement cable is due to begin late Spring 2018.
Proposed SSEN Transmission Connections
SSEN has now published its proposed subsea and land cable routes, as well as its proposed substation location.
SSEN Public Consultation Events
The new link would provide an additional 180MW of capacity
Inter Islands Sea Bed Surveyed
SSEN has completed marine surveys on submarine electricity cables in Orkney