140 new composite poles which will connect the Dorenell Wind Farm to SSEN's Blackhillock Substation, near Keith, have now been successfully installed with the help of a specialist helicopter from the USA.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is hosting a further round of public consultation events on Orkney to provide an update on its proposed transmission connection to the main GB transmission system.
Whilst it may have been milder winter than normal for most, with snow shovels and antifreeze staying in storage for another year, for the team of engineers and contractors responsible for connecting Stronelairg wind farm to the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, it has been anything but.
A video showing the construction of the first overhead transmission line to Skye in the 1970s has resurfaced as SSEN invites local residents to attend drop-in information events regarding the Fort Augustus to Skye project in Glengarry and Kyleakin next week.
The electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland is now supporting over 4.5GW of renewable electricity following the recent successful connections of Bienneun (Blue Energy, 108.8MW) and Bhlaraidh (SSE Renewables, 108MW) wind farms...