Project Type: Windfarm connection
Location: Highland

Contact Details

Liaison Manager

Lisa Marchi-Grey
Title: Community Liaison Manager
Telephone: 01463 728072
Mobile: 07825 015507
Address: 10 Henderson Road, Inverness, IV1 1SN

Land Manager

Alistair Nicolson
Title: Land Manager
Mobile: 07741 127786
Address: 10 Henderson Road, Longman Industrial Estate, Inverness, IV1 1SN
Status: Project Refinement

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.

Section 37 Application

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc has applied to the Scottish Ministers for consent under Section 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct and operate approximately 5.25km of single circuit 132kV overhead line between the proposed Aberarder windfarm substation and the existing Dumnaglass woodpole 132kV trident line. A copy of the application, with a plan showing the land to which it relates, is available for public inspection in person, free of charge, during normal office hours at

 

Highland Council Inverness Service Point

Normal office hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9 am - 5 pm Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm

Town House

Castle Street

Inverness

V1 1JJ

and

Farr Community Hall

Inverarnie Park

Farr

IV2 6XF

The application can also be viewed at www.energyconsents.scot. Any representations to the application may be submitted via the Energy Consents Unit website at

www.energyconsents.scot/Register.aspx by email to the Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit mailbox at representations@gov.scot or by post to the Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU, identifying the proposal and specifying the grounds for representation. Written or emailed representations should be dated, clearly stating the name (in block capitals), full return email and postal address of those making representations. Only representations sent by email to representations@gov.scot will receive an acknowledgement.

All representations should be received not later than 22nd July 2019, although Ministers may consider representations received after this date. Following an examination of the environmental information, Scottish Ministers will determine the application for consent in two ways:

• Consent the proposal, with or without conditions attached; or

• Reject the proposal

The link below will take you to the application, using the simple search type  Aberarder into Search by Project Name: then click on go.

http://www.energyconsents.scot/ApplicationDetails.aspx

 

 

 

 

The data in this map is provided for indicative purposes only and may be subject to change. Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc do not accept responsibility for its accuracy, completeness or validity. The data should not be copied, reproduced or utilised externally without permission.

Who is Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks?

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is the trading name of Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution Limited, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc, Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution plc and Southern Electric Power Distribution plc.

How are proposals scrutinised?

The Scottish Ministers are responsible for determination of applications submitted under Section 37 of the Electricity Act 1989. Both statutory consultees and members of the public have the right to submit their representations on the application. All representations will be considered by Scottish Ministers in their determination of the application.
The Office for Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), as the regulator, has to approve all investment so project proposals are developed under license conditions.
Preferred route corridors chosen will comply with revised ‘Holford Rules’ which are the recognised industry approach to routeing overhead lines amended to reflect Scottish circumstances.

Local People

Lisa Marchi-Grey
  • Title: Community Liaison Manager
  • Email: lisa.marchi@sse.com
  • Telephone: 01463 728072
  • Mobile: 07825 015507
  • Address: 10 Henderson Road, Inverness, IV1 1SN
Alistair Nicolson
  • Title: Land Manager
  • Email: Alistair.G.Nicolson@sse.com
  • Mobile: 07741 127786
  • Address: 10 Henderson Road, Longman Industrial Estate, Inverness, IV1 1SN

Who is Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks?
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is the trading name of Scottish and Southern Energy Power...

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