Project Type: Transmission reinforcement
Location: Argyll & Bute

Contact Details

Liaison Manager

Caitlin Quinn
Title: Community Liaison Manager
Telephone: 07901 135 758

Land Manager

Grace Campbell
Title: Land Manager
Address: Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Plc
Inveralmond House
200 Dunkeld Road
Perth
PH1 3AQ
Status: Project Refinement

About the project 

Due to the projected increase in renewable energy generation in Argyll, a need has been identified for the upgrade and reinforcement of the electricity transmission network on the Argyll peninsula to ensure supply and support the transition to net zero emissions. 

As described during the development process for the Inveraray – Crossaig overhead line rebuild, the replacement overhead line is being built at a higher 275 kV voltage, initially operating at 132 kV between Inveraray and Crossaig.

As future renewable generation connects to the electricity network and the operating voltage is required to increase to 275 kV, substations along the route will also require to be replaced in order to accommodate this voltage increase.

We are therefore proposing to construct and operate four (4) new 275 kV electricity substations at the following locations: 

  • in the vicinity of the existing An Suidhe substation;
  • in the vicinity of the existing Crarae substation;
  • in the vicinity of Craig Murrail, north of Lochgilphead; and
  • in the vicinity of the existing Crossaig substation. 

Once the 275kV Substations are constructed, the existing 132kV An Suidhe, Crarae and Crossaig substations will be decommissioned.

 

Argyll and Kintyre 275kV Substations Pre-Application Virtual Consultation

Thank you to those who participated in our recent virtual pre-application consultation exhibition. This has helped us to gain views and feedback on our proposals for the Argyll and Kintyre 275kV Substations Planning Application.

Live IM chats with the project team were held on the 8th and 9th December 2021 via our virtual consultation room which is still available to view, or you can click here to view our consultation booklet. 

Our consultation period closed on Monday 10th January and all feedback received will be collated, reviewed and included in the Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) Report which will accompany the Planning Applications submission to Argyll and Bute Council in Spring 2022. The PAC Report will also be available to view on the project webpage.

If you have any queries about the virtual consultation that took place, or if you would like us to send you a paper copy of the consultation booklet, please contact the Community Liaison Manager.

 

 

Argyll and Kintyre 27kV Substations and Sheirdrim Wind Farm Connection Project Webinar

As part of our Winter 2021 project consultation we held a webinar on 14th December 2021,  inviting statutory consultees, community council members and local elected members to discuss our proposals ahead of our planning application process. Please see a recording of the webinar adjacent for more information.  

Project Documentation

Argyll and Kintyre 275kV Substations Pre-Application Consultation
File Type: pdf
Published: 26 Nov 2021
Argyll 275kv Substations - Substation Site Selection - Consultation Document - June 2021
File Type: pdf
Published: 10 Jun 2021
Consultation Document - June 2021 - Appendix 1 - Figures 1-2
File Type: pdf
Published: 10 Jun 2021
Consultation Document - June 2021 - Appendix 1 - Figures 3-4
File Type: pdf
Published: 10 Jun 2021
Consultation Document - June 2021 - Appendix 1 - Figures 5-7
File Type: pdf
Published: 10 Jun 2021
Argyll and Kintyre 275kv Strategy - Consultation Poster - June 2021
File Type: pdf
Published: 30 Jun 2021
Argyll and Kintyre 275kV Strategy Consultation Brochure - July 2021
File Type: pdf
Published: 30 Jun 2021
Argyll and Bute Information Sharing Webinar - March 21 - Slide Deck
File Type: pdf
Published: 18 Mar 2021
Report On Consultation October 2021
File Type: pdf
Published: 13 Oct 2021

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