The North Connect transmission link will see the renewable energy markets of Scotland and Norway trade energy will connect a converter station at Stirling Hill, Boddam to an offshore transmission cable across the North Sea. Developers plans were accepted to lay a 415-mile cable from Peterhead to the Norwegian west coast, due to begin in 2023. The electricity superhighway was “unanimously approved” by almost a full council today, a project insider said. Owned by Vattenfall, Agder Energi, Lyse and E-CO Energi, the interconnector is licensed to carry 1.4 gigawatts (GW) of capacity between the two countries.
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