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January 07, 2010 23:00 ET

Scotland Approves Major Power Transmission Line Upgrade, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- Scotland's bid to become a renewable energy powerhouse in Europe took a giant step forward as the government granted permission for energy companies to build a controversial 220-kilometer electricity transmission line. Scottish and Southern Energy plc (OTC:SSEZY) (SSE) (Perth, Scotland) and ScottishPower (Glasgow, Scotland) have been given the green light to upgrade the existing 132-kilovolt (kV) overhead electricity transmission line with a 400-kV line between Beauly, near Inverness, and Wharry Burn, near Stirling. ScottishPower was granted permission to upgrade to the high-voltage transmission line between Beauly and Denny, near Falkirk, to 400 kV. The project will cost an estimated £350 million ($558 million), and work could start as early as this summer.

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