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'Positive step' as Needs Case for Shetland transmission link re-submitted

Published on January 27th 2020

Viking Energy Wind Farm LLP welcomes the re-submission of the Shetland Needs Case by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Transmission.

Viking Wind Farm is the anchor project which commercially underpins the Shetland transmission link. The re-submission is another positive step after Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution’s contribution towards the capital cost of the new link was endorsed by Ofgem in December.

Viking Wind Farm is a consented and shovel-ready project and Viking Energy now awaits a timely decision by Ofgem on this revised Needs Case in order to progress the project in line with its planned build programme.

Despite not securing a Contract for Difference in the UK Government’s auction for low carbon power, Viking Energy remains fully committed to building the wind farm and intends taking a final investment decision as soon as possible. Enabling work on the project has already begun to ensure that it can proceed without delay when a final investment decision is reached.

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