Project members from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) were on hand to cheer on Primary 7 pupils at Gledfield and Edderton Primary schools at a national electric car building competition at the weekend
The purpose-built NKT Victoria cable-laying vessel has successfully laid the first HVDC cables in the Moray Firth as part of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks’ £1.1bn Caithness-Moray transmission project.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), operating under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD), can confirm it has now completed the tender evaluation process to secure the future of Shetland’s electricity supply.
The five year long, £18m Shetland-based Northern Isles New Energy Solutions (NINES) project has demonstrated that an islanded electricity distribution system can operate securely with a high penetration of local renewable generation.
The National HVDC Centre, which will be owned and operated by SSEN, is the first of its kind in the UK. It was officially opened by the Scottish Government’s Minister for Employability and Training and the local MSP, Jamie Hepburn, on 26 April 2017.
On Friday 7th April, a major milestone was reached as the construction of The National HVDC centre was completed. Jason Perry, CCG Project Manager, officially handed the keys over to Simon Marshall, HVDC Centre Manager.
A flagship SSEN innovation project - which trialled and monitored various smart technologies and interventions across the Thames Valley region – has now concluded, with its findings being heralded as ‘key to informing the transition’ of the UK’s distribution network operators (DNOs) to a distribution system operator (DSO) role.