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Subsea cable will carry clean wind power from Scotland to England

Subsea cable will carry clean wind power from Scotland to England

 

Green light for £2bn construction of 121-mile ‘superhighway for electricity’ from East Lothian to Co Durham

A subsea cable that will be capable of carrying clean energy from Scotland to millions of homes in England has been given the green light by the government in an attempt to increase the amount of offshore wind capacity on the national electricity network.

The proposed 121-mile Eastern Green Link 1 undersea cable will run under the North Sea between the Torness area of East Lothian in Scotland and Hawthorn Pit in Co Durham.

The cable will be capable of carrying two gigawatts of wind-generated electricity, enough to power two million homes for one hour and is being developed by National Grid and SP Energy Networks, part of ScottishPower.

Ofgem has given the go-ahead for a £2 billion funding package, which is now the subject

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Published: 21-03-2024

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