Caithness Moray

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.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 10th Feb 2015
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
These are the Directions issued under the Special Conditions of electricity transmission licence for the Annual Iteration Process for SHE Transmission PLC which took place by February 2015 for the ET1 PCFM.

  • Published: 22nd Jan 2015
  • Decisions
  • 3 Associated documents
Notice of our decision to modify SHE Transmission’s electricity transmission licence for the Caithness Moray transmission project in the northeast of Scotland.

  • Published: 16th Dec 2014
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter gives our decision on our assessment of the Caithness Moray transmission project, including the proposed efficient costs of the project that Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SHE Transmission) will be able to recover from consumers.

  • Published: 16th Dec 2014
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
The purpose of this letter is to consult on the proposed licence changes to Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc’s (SHE Transmission’s) electricity transmission licence following a decision published by the Authority on 16 December 2014 about a...

  • Published: 27th Oct 2014
  • Closed: 24th Nov 2014
  • Consultations and responses
  • 8 Associated documents
This consultation letter seeks views on our Project Assessment of the proposed Caithness Moray transmission project, including our proposed efficient costs that Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc will be able to recover from consumers.

  • Published: 22nd Jul 2014
  • Decisions
  • 2 Associated documents
We are publishing our decision on the Caithness Moray Needs Case assessment. This follows our consultation on the Needs Case in April 2014.

  • Published: 2nd Apr 2014
  • Closed: 28th May 2014
  • Consultations and responses, Open letters and correspondence
  • 30 Associated documents
We are seeking views on Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission’s proposed Caithness Moray transmission project being assessed under our Strategic Wider Works arrangements.

  • Published: 27th Aug 2013
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter provides an update on our Needs Case assessment of the Caithness Moray project, proposed by SHE Transmission under the Strategic Wider Works (SWW) arrangements.