Issues with a major subsea cable project have ignited fresh fears about plans for a major project to hook Shetland up to the UK’s electricity grid.
Viking Wind Farm
As Cop26 draws closer and closer, Scotland has the opportunity to show its strengths in renewable energy technologies and climate change initiatives.
A local campaign group has raised concerns about plans to install a giant power cable between Shetland and the Scottish mainland, after a similar project hit difficulties.
Vestas has been confirmed as the supplier of the 103 turbines for the Shetland-based Viking Wind Farm, the UK’s largest onshore wind development.
Plans for a giant power cable linking Shetland to the Scottish mainland are “crucial” to ensure security of the islands long-term energy supply, according to the firm behind the proposal.
A giant Shetland wind farm project has received a significant shot in the arm after an energy regulator said it is ready to rubber stamp proposals for an energy link with mainland Scotland.
A "large majority" of future renewable energy projects could be based in Scotland, according to analysts for a energy research firm.
A giant Shetland wind project has renewed its commitment to push on with construction, as a fresh proposal to connect the island to the mainland was approved by officials yesterday.