Scotland has been chosen as the connection point for a UK-Norway electricity interconnector, it was announced today.
Developer NorthConnect has signed an agreement with Britain’s National Grid for a connection into the UK’s power grid at Peterhead, which is expected to increase energy security and help exchange renewable power between the two countries.
The news follows €690,000 (£575,000) funding given by the EU earlier this year to help NorthConnect examine the electricity connectivity between the two nations.
The power cable is planned to have a capacity of 1,400MW and is scheduled to be commissioned in 2020.
Britain already has a subsea power interconnector with France and a 1,000MW power cable linking it to the Netherlands.