- Power utility SSE said it had completed the Caithness-Moray electricity transmission link in northern Scotland on time and budget.

Total spending on the four-year project would amount to around £970m, within a £1,06bn allowance approved by regulator Ofgem, the company said.

The line transmitted power through a 113km subsea cable beneath the Moray Firth seabed between new converter stations at Spittal in Caithness and Blackhillock in Moray.

It provides up to 1.2 gigawatts of capacity to transmit energy from what SSE said was an increasing number of renewable energy projects in Scotland's far north.

SSE said the line had already enabled power from the 588 megawatt Beatrice and 177 megawatt Dorenell onshore wind farms to flow into the national grid.

A further 100 megawatts of onshore generation in Caithness and Ross-shire was due to connect in the coming months.

At 1:10pm: [LON:SSE] SSE PLC share price was -9p at 1143p

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