Project Type: Windfarm connection
Location: Highland

Contact Details

Liaison Manager

Lesley Dow
Title: Community Liaison Manager
Telephone: 01738 455115
Mobile: 07876 837490
Address: Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 3AQ

Land Manager

Nicola Ross
Title: Wayleaves Officer
Mobile: 07825 015057
Address: 10 Henderson Road, Inverness, IV1 1SN
Status: Project assessment

About the project

The Beauly 132kV Reinforcement project is required to enable the connection of the Loch Luichart Extension II windfarm. Infinergy signed a connection offer for 36MW of generation in 2019, and SHE Transmission are now looking to replace aging assets at Beauly 132kV substation to enable this connection to the grid. 

The project will involve the following elements:

  • Decommissioning parts of the existing 132kV substation
  • Construction of a new 132kV GIS substation building
  • Decommissioning of three existing transformers within the existing 132kV substation
  • Their replacement with three new transformers, all installed with noise enclosures.


This project will deliver more operational flexibility and improve network security at Beauly 132kV substation. 


Community Engagement 

Throughout the life of our projects, we aim to work positively with local communities and keep people informed about what we are doing. This is particularly important when we are developing a project and we want to understand what local people think about our plans.

We endeavour to take the time to discuss our proposals with local community councils and the wider affected community and to carry out engagement at key stages, listening to feedback before finalising project plans.

Whilst we are unable to hold public consultation events or meetings at this time, we will be seeking to engage with the local community through other means, to both introduce the project and ensure that local residents have the opportunity to provide feedback at an early stage in the development.


Virtual Public Consultation

In lieu of being able to hold face to face public consultations in the local area, we are hosting a virtual consultation exhibition to provide greater detail about this project. The virtual consultation event has been designed to be fully interactive, allowing for presentation of key project information and plans, as well as providing an opportunity to ask questions about the project. Visitors will be able to engage directly with the project team, via a live chat function, where they can ask any questions they might have about the project and share their feedback on the current proposals. The interactive session will be hosted via a consultation portal, the link to which will be made available on this website on Monday 19th October. This portal will host all of the information pertinent to the public consultation, however members of the project team will be available for a live instant messaging session via this portal on: Tuesday 20th October 2020 16:00 – 19:00

Beauly 132kV Substation Redevelopment - Information Booklet
File Type: pdf
Published: 20 Oct 2020
Beauly 132kV Substation Redevelopment A4 Advert
File Type: pdf
Published: 20 Oct 2020
Beauly Site Options - October 2020 Consultation
File Type: pdf
Published: 20 Oct 2020
Beauly Site Options Detail - October 2020
File Type: pdf
Published: 20 Oct 2020

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