Ofgem bargains for £174m cut in subsea cable cost

Ofgem wants the developers of a new underwater cable to knock their spending down by £173.9 million. The Caithness Moray project will carry up to 1200 megawatts (MW) of electricity from the tip of north-east Scotland – around the bay from John O Groat’s – and south across the Moray Firth. The regulator believes energy […]

Subsea cable sought for remote Scottish renewables

A Scottish energy provider wants to build a subsea cable so it can transmit renewable energy from the remote far north of Scotland to the rest of the country. Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission – part of SSE – has asked Ofgem for permission to install the cable. It will connect to onshore substations at Spittal in […]

Cameron signs landmark UK-Norway energy deal

Prime Minister David Cameron signed a “landmark” agreement in Oslo today with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg strengthening energy links between the UK and Norway. The agreement focuses on safe and environmentally sensitive oil and gas exploration, long term gas supplies, investment in renewable energy and electricity interconnection. Mr Cameron said: “This will mean more […]