‘Final piece in the jigsaw’: Orkney link gets green light

Ofgem has given a green light to a project to connect the Orkney islands to the Scottish mainland via a 220MW subsea cable. The new link will enable proposed onshore wind farms on the archipelago to export electricity to the rest of Britain. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks said the project represents the “final piece in the jigsaw” to connect all three of Scotland’s main island groups to the transmission network.

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