Dec 8, 2015

Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution Submarine Electricity Cables Consultation

Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution continues to consult on Submarine Electricity Cables.


Fifty-nine Scottish islands are currently connected to the electricity network that serves mainland Great Britain by the Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution network. They are connected by submarine cables which supply electricity to homes and businesses on the islands.


During September and October 2015, SSE asked stakeholders to help shape the costs benefit analysis model.  The model will be used to help determine which method of submarine electricity cable installation delivers best value by satisfying all current legislation and providing a sustainable balance of economic, safety and wider social and economic impacts.


The next stage will be to illustrate a worked example of the costs benefit analysis tool in action at a series of three workshops.   The methodology statement behind the cost benefit analysis tool has been published on the consultation website and included for your reference.


This methodology statement document will be a key resource for the phase 2 workshops outlined below.  The phase 2 events will give you the opportunity to provide face-to-face feedback on the identified impacts and method(s) for quantifying them.





16 December 2015

10:00 – 14:00

Station Hotel

78 Guild Street


AB11 6GN

17 December 2015

10:00 – 14:00

SSE Office

1 Waterloo Street


G1 6AY

21 January 2016

10:00 – 14:00

Shetland Museum & Archives

Hay’s Dock




Please respond by return email  to, detailing which workshop you would like to attend.


SSE look forward to seeing you and hearing your comments.

Solway Firth Partnership