Ofgem has opened an investigation into problems over a billion-pound electricity cable that was delivered late by National Grid and Scottish Power. The cable runs under the sea from Hunterston in Scotland to Flintshire in Wales and was completed by the two energy giants in March 2017, two years later than promised. On completion the line was hailed as the world’s largest subsea interconnecting cable, carrying surplus electricity from Scottish wind farms to England and Wales. It was supposed to provide energy for millions of households but has been plagued with problems and has never worked properly. In 2018 the cable suffered outages three times, while in 2019 it was offline for seven months. In December the cable failed again and the energy regulator has now run out of patience.
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SSEN Transmission has resubmitted its investment case for the proposed transmission link connecting the Shetland Isles and Noss Head (Caithness) – named the ‘Needs Case’ – to Ofgem.
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