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Ofgem conditionally approves Shetland transmission link

On 23 April, Ofgem set out its minded-to decision to approve Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks’ (SSEN’s) 600MW subsea electricity transmission link from Shetland to mainland Scotland. Following SSEN’s submission of its revised Final Needs Case in January, Ofgem has … Continued

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SSE Renewables releases new offshore wind roadmap

SSE Renewables published Delivering 40GW of Offshore Wind in the UK by 2030 on 15 April, which outlines a nine-point action plan in which governments, regulators and statutory bodies will need to work with the offshore wind industry to reach … Continued

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SIMEC Atlantis executives to take 20% pay cut

SIMEC Atlantis provided a COVID-19 update on 14 April, in which it explained that its CEO and executive team will take a 20% salary deferral as a result of the crisis. The Chairman and all Non-Executive Directors will take a … Continued

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SSEN partners with local network generator to ensure security of supply

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) announced that, while it progressed plans to replace the subsea cable between Jura and Tayvallich in Scotland, 40% of the average local electricity demand was met by Inver Hydro Power Station. The company also … Continued

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Scottish communities to re-direct wind farm funding for COVID-19 responses

EDF Renewables announced on 8 April that community councils in Clackmannanshire, Scotland will re-direct local community funding from Burnfoot Hill Wind Farm to support local COVID-19-related responses. This will provide an immediate funding boost of £12,000 for people in Alva, … Continued

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NnG offshore wind farm Director reassures supply chain

Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm Project Director Matthias Haag provided a project update on 8 April in which he confirmed that his team remains committed to “making sure Scotland benefits as much as possible from this project”. EDF … Continued

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SSEN utilises low carbon generation on Islay in “important milestone”

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) announced on 8 April that it has successfully used Constraint Managed Zones (CMZs) on the Isle of Islay, thereby supporting system security in an economically viable manner. Constraint Managed Zones are an alternative to … Continued

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Concluding wave project demonstrates wave energy performance improvement

The European Marine Energy Centre, based in Orkney, announced on 8 April that the three-year Horizon 2020-funded WaveBoost project has drawn to a close. The project has delivered a “step change” improvement in the reliability and performance of wave energy … Continued

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