NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Underground cable plan for Beatrice offshore wind farm

Planning permission is being sought for a 12-mile underground cable which would carry electricity generated by a 277-turbine offshore wind farm.

Moray Council is also being asked to approve the creation of a new electricity substation.

The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (Bowl) project would see turbines constructed in the Moray Firth.

The cable would run from near Portgordon on the Moray coast to the new substation near Keith.

Bowl is a joint venture formed by SSE Renewables and Repsol Nuevas Energias UK.

Planning permission for the 1,000MW wind farm has already been sought from Scottish ministers. A decision on this application is expected early next year.

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