Local News for Tuesday 21st August 2018
MP COMMENTS ON NEEDS CASE INTERCONNECTOR
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus MacNeil has welcomed confirmation that Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has submitted the Needs Case to Ofgem for the Western Isles transmission link.
The link is vital to allow new renewable projects to progress in the islands.
Mr MacNeil said: “I am very pleased that the Needs Case has now been submitted for the transmission link and I am particularly pleased that the proposal is for a 600MW link allowing for maximum benefit for island communities.
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Local News for Monday 20th August 2018
COMHAIRLE WELCOMES SSEN “NEEDS CASE” SUBMISSION
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed news that Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has submitted its ‘Needs Case’ for the proposed 600MW Western Isles Radial Connector to energy regulator, OFGEM.
Commenting on the news, Chairman of the Comhairle’s Sustainable Development Committee, Cllr Donald Crichton, said:
‘This is excellent news for the islands and represents the culmination of many years of hard work by the Comhairle and its partners to achieve network reinforcement for the Western Isles. If approved, the Radial Connector will open the way for the development of a transformative Renewable Energy industry in the Western Isles.
‘But we cannot be presumptuous – SSEN have made clear that, if Stornoway Wind Farm and Uisenis Wind Farm do not secure Contracts for Difference in next year’s Price Support Incentive Auction at present generation volumes, there will be no investment case for network reinforcement and the Radial Connector project will be cancelled.
Cllr Crichton concluded:
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