UK: NTA Requests Montages of HVDC Converters’ Locations
In its information update, which includes environmental issues and request for night time visualisation, the No Tiree Array (NTA) points to conflicting wind subsidy policies between Scotland and the UK, as well as the location of the HVDC converters for the Argyll Array offshore wind farm.
It says that the UK Government is putting a major emphasis and drive on gas, which has added to calls for Scottish Government to review its energy policy.
Regarding the HVDC converters issue, NTA says:
Irrespective of the reasons offered by SPR to re-consider their ‘minded’ offshore location for such HVDC converters, there are technical, and operational reasons why SPR would wish to have one, at least, of what could be up to three such HVDC converters on shore Tiree.
NTA has requested SPR to present appropriate visualisations and montages of both options.
SPR has refused this request, consequently NTA is requesting Marine Scotland and Fergus Ewing Scottish Government’s Minister for Energy to intervene.
Offshore WIND staff, August 20, 2012; Image: ABB