Over the last year, SSEN Transmission has carried out extensive public consultation on plans to transform the electricity transmission network across the north of Scotland.

More than £20bn will be invested in a series of major new projects to upgrade the network – known as our Pathway to 2030 projects.

These will enable the connection of new onshore and offshore renewable power across the Highland and Islands, so that it can be transmitted all across Britain it to where it is needed.

Thousands of people attended the consultation events and shared their feedback on the Pathway to 2030, including potential overhead line routes, substation locations, and subsea cable landfall points.

We’ve listened to all of that feedback and recognise the strength of feeling among some people about new infrastructure. In response, we're exploring alternatives in sensitive areas and considering ways to lessen community impact.

Many inquiries were about the need for the projects, the engagement process, environmental considerations and what alternative technologies may be available. We have compiled this ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ to address many of these points. 

If you have a question regarding a specific project please visit the project pages or get in touch.

Who we are

About the Pathway to 2030 projects

Our approach to routeing and public consultation

Environmental considerations

Communities and landowner considerations

Cost and engineering considerations

Pathway to 2030 Projects - Additional Information

We have developed a suite of downloads providing more information on some of the topics we receive the most requests for additional information on.

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