Dear CLG member,
We are pleased to report that commissioning works on the Western Link have now reached a point where power has started to flow through the Link. The cables will transfer up to 900 MW of power across several hundred kilometres to link the transmission network in Scotland with the one in England and Wales. To enable the Link to operate at its full capacity of 2200 MW, further work is required at Hunterston and there may be times when the power flow will need to be taken out of the system. All activities are expected to be completed during 2018.
We’ve posted this information on our website and you can find it here: http://www.westernhvdclink.co.uk/news.aspx.
Project Manager, Hunterston Converter Station