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 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.
SSEN are holding public consultations in Orkney
Sea bed surveys have been conducted on Mainland’s west coast by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN).
“As a Council we’ve been lobbying on this issue for ten years”
“submitting our Needs Case to Ofgem for regulatory approval is an important milestone.”
Installation of the replacement cable is due to begin late Spring 2018.
SSEN has now published its proposed subsea and land cable routes, as well as its proposed substation location.
The new link would provide an additional 180MW of capacity
SSEN has completed marine surveys on submarine electricity cables in Orkney