Project Overview

The Eastern Link Project is a £1.3bn project that is being jointly managed by SP Energy Networks (SPEN) and National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET). The project will unlock the rich renewable energy capacity of Scotland and support our drive toward our Net Zero targets in Scotland and across the rest of the UK.

The availability and source of renewable energy generated is constantly changing, therefore our network needs to be able to balance this through increased interconnection. This increased interconnection will guarantee Scotland’s security of energy supply and making the transition to net zero by 2050 is expected to generate 60,000 jobs across the energy sector. To enable us to deliver this project, we need to build a new substation, converter station and lay underground and marine cables.

The Eastern Link project runs from Torness in East Lothian, Scotland to Hawthorn Pit, County Durham, England.

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