Monday, 3 October 2011

Plans for first Scotland to Europe energy link move closer

Plans for a Britain to Scandinavia power cable which could allow the two countries to swap renewables energy have been submitted for approval.

The cable, which is designed to let electricity flow in both directions, is planned to run from Peterhead in north east Scotland for about 570kms to Norway's coast at a point to be decided after talks with the country's regulating bodies.

National Grid today (September 30) received plans, for what it is claimed could be the first power link between Scotland and Europe, from NorthConnect an interconnector development company jointly owned by E-CO Energi, Agder Energi (AE), Lyse, Vattenfall and SSE Interconnector Limited.

The last of which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scottish and Southern Energy which will from next week be officially known simply as SSE.

In the initial application the group wants permission from the National Grid to connect directly to Scotland's electricity network from the site in Peterhead.

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