Saturday, 9 May 2009
The missing link
I was amazed to read that windfarm applications in the Western Isles could not be fast tracked, because they were not linked to the mainland national electricity grid. That is to say, by a cable with sufficient capacity to take all that power across. There is a big long article on Hebrides News on that subject, and I'll leave it to my readers to peruse it at their leisure. I just wonder why this tiny inconvenience was overlooked. I mean, if the entire link-up to the National Grid fails to materialise - and that is possible - the Western Isles windfarms will also fail to materialise. I have previously pointed out that there is a public inquiry into the Beauly to Denny powerline upgrade, with no guarantee of a positive outcome. Oh yes, we could lay a cable all the way down to Hunterston in Ayrshire. Dream on, Macduff.