Thumbs up to Scottish works for UK-Norway link

Aberdeenshire Council has given permission to build an electricity converter station and underground cables for a interconnector project. It is part of NorthConnect, a subsea link between the UK and Norway which aims to connect the power networks. The converter station and onshore cables will connect the interconnector cable to the National Grid. Applications for […]

SSE pulls out of UK-Norway interconnector

Energy firm SSE has pulled out of a project to build a subsea electricity link between Scotland and Norway. The company said it would no longer have any “financial involvement” in the 1,400MW NorthConnect project. SSE said it wishes to focus more on its “core markets”, i.e. Great Britain and Ireland, where it plans to […]

Scotland to link UK-Norway interconnector

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 […]

European interconnector study lands funding

The EU is funding a study examining the electricity interconnectivity between the UK and Norway. NorthConnect, the company behind the study, received the funding worth €690,000 (£575,000). It claims the device will improve security of energy supply in both the UK and Scandinavian markets. It also claims that once the interconnector is in operation, it […]