On 7 SSEN Transmission will host two online consultation events to engage with the stakeholders on its to plans to expand the existing Abernethy substation.

To enable the connection of 57 megawatt (MW) of new renewable generation to connect to the national grid, the existing Abernethy substation site needs to be extended. The extension will facilitate the replacement of the existing 60 mega volt amps (MVA) transformers with 120MVA transformers and associated electrical infrastructure. At the virtual consultation SSEN Transmission will present its plans for the extension to seek feedback from stakeholders on the proposals.

To facilitate the consultation events SSEN Transmission has developed an online consultation tool, to enable the local community to experience the full exhibition from home on a computer, tablet or mobile device, whilst maintaining Government guidance on social distancing. The online exhibition has been designed to look and feel like a real consultation in a community hall, with exhibition boards, maps, interactive videos and the opportunity to share views on the proposals.

Project Manager Donnie Scobie said: “As a responsible developer we want to keep the local community updated on our proposals, and we are also keen to hear their views on our plans and listen to their feedback.

“We encourage anyone who might be interested in our proposals to join the virtual consultations where you will be able to engage directly with our 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 virtual consultation events will be taking place as follows:

7 July  2020 14:00 - 16:00

7 July  2020 18:00 - 20:00

 To join the virtual consultation please visit the project page 

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