Governments promise isles interconnector "irrespective of referendum result"

by Tom Morton -

The Westminster and Holyrood governments have jointly committed themselves to connecting Shetland to the UK power grid, no matter what the result of the September referendum on Scottish independence.

At a meeting in Glasgow UK energy secretary Ed Davey and Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing reaffirmed both governments' commitment to 'interconnectors' which would make major renewables projects on the isles viable. The total cost is likely to be around £1.5 billion. Shetland's connector alone will be about £600 million.

Full story from Shetland News here.

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