A giant Shetland wind farm project by Perth-based SSE has received a significant shot in the arm after an energy regulator said it is ready to rubber stamp proposals for an energy link with mainland Scotland. Ofgem yesterday approved plans tabled by SSE subsidiary Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) to build a 600 megawatt (MW) subsea electricity transmission link. But the regulator added that its sign off on the proposal is contingent on developer SSE Renewables providing assurances on the go-ahead of its 103-turbine Viking Onshore Wind Farm, which lost out on a UK Government subsidy bid in September. Ofgem said it needs “sufficient evidence” on the likelihood of plans by the end of the year.
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A proposal to build a 600MW subsea power cable between Shetland and the Scottish mainland has been given preliminary approval by energy regulator Ofgem, in welcome news for renewables developers hoping to tap the northerly island’s powerful winds. A final decision will be taken after an eight-week consultation process that starts today. Approval is also contingent upon the regulator being satisfied by the end of the year that the 457MW Viking Energy wind farm planned for the main island is set to go ahead.
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