The North Connect interconnector between Norway and Peterhead has been granted planning permission by Aberdeenshire County Council.
Permission to lay a 415-mile cable with a capacity of 1.4GW was granted in a planning meeting held on Thursday 17 January. The interconnector is expected to begin operation in 2023-24.
The reasons given to grant the application approval were that it was “consistent with the Development Plan’s aims of reducing carbon emissions and adapting to climate change. It also contributes to the Scottish government’s National Planning Framework’s aim to move Scotland towards creating a low carbon place.”