Plans to hook Orkney to the national grid could take a step forward this week with councillors being urged to approve proposals for a new electricity substation on the Caithness coast. The development, at Dounreay, would be used to link a marine cable from the island and the mainland and local authority planning officers have urged councillors to rubber-stamp the scheme. The substation could carry power from more renewable energy projects on Orkney to the grid, in a move people in the isles have been clamouring for. Scottish Hydro’s application to create the new facility will go before a special meeting of Highland Council at the chamber in Inverness on Thursday.
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