Application for Scotland to Norway subsea cable

An application for an onshore connection for a subsea electricity cable linking Scotland and Norway has been submitted.

A landing point around Peterhead is planned as part of the proposed new North Sea interconnector.

NorthConnect has submitted an application to National Grid Transmission.

SSE Interconnector, a subsidiary of Scottish and Southern Energy, is involved in the development company.

Energy giant Vattenfall is also involved.

NorthConnect said the move marked a "further milestone" in the progress of developing the interconnector.

First Minister Alex Salmond has previously described an integrated grid as essential to Europe's sustainable energy policy.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC North East, Orkney and Shetland

Weather

Lerwick

14 °C 12 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • GeoguessrWhere in the world?

    Think you’re a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s Geoguessr

Programmes

  • Click reporter Jen Copestake looks at a smart mirrorClick Watch

    From the mirror offering beauty advice to next gen robot vacuums - the connected home of the future

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.