SSEN Transmission welcomes the publication of Ofgem’s consultation setting out its minded-to position to approve a 600MW transmission connection from Shetland to the GB mainland.

As well as unlocking Shetland’s renewable potential, the link would help address Shetland’s security of supply needs as well as offering Shetland’s oil and gas sector a unique opportunity to decarbonise its operational electricity requirements, delivering a whole system approach to support the transition to net zero emissions.

Final approval of the link is conditional on the main driver for the connection, Viking Wind farm (457MW), reaching a positive Final Investment Decision and the outcome of Ofgem’s eight week consultation process.

Further information on Ofgem’s consultation can be found here: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/shetland-transmission-project-consultation-proposed-final-needs-case-and-delivery-model

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