MSP says the “door is open” for Western Isles interconnector

Donald Cameron MSP with Western Isles Councillor Ranald Fraser

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has welcomed an announcement from Ofgem today (Wed 23rd October) encouraging revised proposals for transmission links to Scottish islands.

Mr Cameron, who wrote to the energy regulator earlier in the year about the interconnector for the Western Isles, said: “This clearly shows that, as I argued in August, a 600MW interconnector for the Western Isles is still to play for.

“I look forward to continuing my work with local groups to ensure Ofgem fully understands how important this is for the future of our communities.

“The door is open and it is imperative that we get behind a renewed proposal that secures approval for a 600MW transmission link.”