About the project
In July 2016, Infinergy Limited submitted a transmission connection application for Ardtaraig Wind Farm near Dunoon, Argyll and Bute. The 32MW scheme is to be connected to the 33kV network at Dunoon 132kV/33kV GSP.
Network studies have concluded that the existing Overhead Lines required to connect the windfarm do not provide sufficient capacity to enable the proposed connection. Both lines therefore require to be reconductored with a higher capacity conductor.
The increase in conductor rating will be in conjunction with an upgrade in grid transformers (GT’s) at Dunoon GSP. As well as allowing for the connection of Ardtaraig wind farm this will provide additional capacity for any potential connections in the future. The OHL rating should not limit the rating of the proposed GTs. The completion of the works is scheduled for October 2021.