Iberdrola reportedly looking to increase UK interconnection
Sep 12, 2007 - Datamonitor
Spanish utility Iberdrola, which recently
acquired its UK counterpart ScottishPower, plans
to invest approximately E1.3 billion to increase
the interconnection capacity between Scotland and
northern England, reported AFX News, quoting El
Economista, which obtained its information from
sources close to UK energy watchdog Ofgem.
According to AFX News, El Economista
said that Iberdrola is considering two options for
increasing the interconnection capacity in the north
of England. One possibility would see Strathclyde
linked to Harker in the north of England, while
the other would connect Eccles to the northeast
El Economista has reportedly said
that connecting Strathclyde to Harker is the more
probable option, as 116km of the total 120km that
would be required for the interconnection work is
already part of ScottishPower's distribution network.
According to AFX News, Iberdrola is
expected to release information about its investment
plans with ScottishPower in October 2007.