This Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SHE Transmission) project is a large reinforcement of the transmission system in the far north of Scotland. It provides additional transmission capacity to export power from the expected increase in onshore renewable generation in the Caithness area, as well as new generation located on the Shetland and Orkney islands.
The project involves a subsea HVDC cable link between Caithness and Moray and a number of associated onshore works. The entire project is to be built by 2018/19.
In 2014 we approved £959 million (in 09/10 prices) of additional Allowed Expenditure for the project.