SSE, National Grid, Scottish Power unite to build electric superhighway
Category: #business  By Nikita Chaurasia  Date: 2020-11-17
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SSE, National Grid, Scottish Power unite to build electric superhighway
  • Eastern Link superhighway will set off from Torness and Peterhead.
  • The project will reportedly utilize some of the world’s longest subsea high-voltage cables.

In recent developments, three of the largest British energy companies, namely SSE plc, National Grid plc and Scottish Power Limited  have reportedly collaborated to develop an underwater 'super-highway' which will have capacity of up to 4GW and will deliver clean energy generated in the North Sea.

If sources are to be believed, Eastern Link superhighway will set off from two separate locations in Scotland, namely Torness and Peterhead. It is planned to run along the east coast of Scotland, stretching around 270 miles down to Hawthorn Point and Selby in north of England.

The project will reportedly utilize some of the world’s longest subsea high-voltage cables which will ensure the supply of clean electricity to around 4.5 million homes in England.

CEO of Scottish Power Limited, Keith Anderson was reported saying that innovation and investments of the Eastern Link project will support the target of the UK government towards achieving net zero carbon target by the year 2050.

National Grid’s U.K. Executive Director Nicola Shaw mentioned in a comment that the new project will potentially become a backbone of the renewable energy system infrastructure in the country.

The initiation of the new project comes along the heels of the abortive Western Link project developed by National Grid plc and Scottish Power Limited, which is being investigated by industry regulators for failing to commence operations on time.

Meanwhile, the SSE, National Grid and Scottish Power Ltd. have reportedly confirmed that the government will recognize the trio as Principal Partners of the United Nations’ COP26 Climate Change event which is scheduled to be held in Glasgow in the year 2021.

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 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/16/firms-agree-scotland-to-england-renewable-energy-superhighway

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