Highlands & Islands

Views sought on Orkney to Caithness subsea cable plan

Proposals for a subsea electricity cable between Orkney and Caithness have been put out for public consultation.

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Ltd (Shetl) said the link was needed to connect wave and tidal projects with the National Grid.

Under the plans, a new substation would also have to be built on Orkney.

The subsea cable would eventually link up with a substation at Dounreay in the Caithness. The consultation runs until 2 December.

An exhibition on the proposals will be held in Harray Community Hall on Orkney on Thursday.

Shetl and its parent company Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) have sought views on plans set out in a consultation document.

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