England-Scotland renewables ‘superhighway’
ECA Member SSE will partner with National Grid and Scottish Power to build a renewable energy ‘superhighway’ which will deliver clean power generated in Scotland to millions of homes in England.
Named the Eastern Link, the 270-mile-long undersea cable will deliver power from Peterhead and Torness in Scotland to Selby and Hawthorn Point in the north of England.
Nicola Shaw, National Grid’s UK executive director, said in the Guardian that the new project “will become part of the backbone of the UK’s energy system.
“It’s a great example of companies working together on impressive engineering feats that will help the country hit its net zero carbon target by 2050.”