SSEN resubmits its case to Ofgem for a proposed transmission link to Shetland

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission (SSEN Transmission) has resubmitted to Ofgem, its investment case for the proposed transmission link to Shetland.

Published on 27 January, connecting Kergord on the Shetland Isles to Noss Head on the Scottish mainland will see the transmission link enable new renewable electricity generators to export low carbon electricity to the GB market and secure the area’s future electricity security of supply.

The link will also look to facilitate the supply of low carbon electricity to Shetland’s oil and gas industry at a time when the sector is actively exploring ways to decarbonise its electricity demand requirements.

The link is scheduled to be energised and operational by April 2024.

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