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would provide a means of transporting 1.2 gigawatts of renewable electricity, equivalent to half the output of Longannet. Picture: TSPL

would provide a means of transporting 1.2 gigawatts of renewable electricity, equivalent to half the output of Longannet. Picture: TSPL

An UNDERSEA electricity cable may have no visible impact on the landscape, but the scale of the project prop­osed by electricity firm SSE is huge. The cable it plans would cost £1.2 billion, akin in cost to dualling nearly half of the remaining single-carriageway A9 between Perth and Inverness.

 

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