Submarine Electricity Cable replacement works

59 Scottish islands are connected to the mainland electricity network via submarine electricity cables. 

As these cables naturally come to the end of their operational life, we make arrangements to replace them to ensure we continue providing a reliable electricity supply to Scotland’s islands.

The recent introduction of Scotland's National Marine Plan (2015) means we may need to change the way we install new or replacement cables within the marine environment. 

We are committed to consulting with all parties who have an interest in how these cables are installed, from the customers who rely on the electricity to the marine users who may be impacted.




Steven Bowes On Bridge

SSEN supplys electricity to homes and businesses in Scotland’s remote island communities. Marine licence applications are in preparation and expected to be submitted shortly.