Project Overview - Aberarder Wind Farm Connection
We are the licensed owner of the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland. Operating under license means that we have certain obligations that we must fulfil. These obligations include maintaining the existing network to ensure that the lights stay on and investing in the network to provide the infrastructure needed to allow generation developments to connect it.
The transmission network gathers energy in from power stations, hydro-electric generation schemes and wind farms and carries it to areas where it is to be used. We work with the Transmission System Operator, National Grid, who is responsible for operating the transmission network across the whole of Great Britain, to make sure that power flows smoothly and reliably across our network.
A request has been made to National Grid by the developer of Aberarder Wind Farm for connection to the transmission network. We are currently contracted to provide a 132kV connection running from the proposed wind farm. The sole use infrastructure works involve approximately 5.25km of new 132kV overhead line to be constructed between the new windfarm substation and a new 132kV indoor switching station to be established on the Dunmaglass windfarm 132kV feeder circuit from Farigaig substation.