Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has submitted a north of Scotland business plan that will look to slash emissions and connect north-east wind farms over five years. The new plans, submitted to Ofgem yesterday, outline SSEN’s targets and expectations between 2021 and 2026. The firm owns, operates and develops the high voltage electricity transmission system in the north of Scotland and remote islands.
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SCOTLAND can help the UK achieve net zero carbon emissions by connecting renewable energy sources to the national grid, but it will cost at least £2.4 billion, according to a new plan from SSEN. SSEN says the plan will add only £2 a year to the average customer’s bill, but will make a major contribution to the UK and Scottish Government commitments to achieving net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 and 2045 respectively. In a pitch to regulator Ofgem for the next price control period which will run from 2021 through to 2026, the company says its plans for electricity transmission in the north of Scotland and remote islands include upgrading distribution lines down the Est coast of Scotland from Peterhead to the central belt with higher capacity cables – allowing more power to be transmitted south from offshore windfarms and ultimately to the national grid.
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