Local News for Thursday 16th August 2018
SSEN SUBMITS NEEDS CASE TO OFGEM for WESTERN ISLES
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), operating as Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission under licence, has recently submitted to the energy regulator, Ofgem, a Strategic Wider Works (SWW) ‘Final Needs Case’ for a subsea cable transmission link from Western Isles to the Scottish mainland.
The network reinforcement is required to enable renewable generation seeking to connect on Western Isles access to the GB market.
The Western Isles is home to some of Scotland’s greatest wind resource and following the growth in small-scale renewable electricity generation over recent years, the existing Western Isles electricity network is at full capacity meaning no further generation can connect without significant network reinforcements.