The aim of the project is to reinforce the existing transmission network between Inveraray and Crossaig to enable renewable energy projects to connect to the electricity network, and to ensure security of supply. The main elements of the project are as follows:
Requests have been made to National Grid by a number of wind farm developers for transmission grid connections in the Argyll and Kintyre area. We are responsible for providing the infrastructure required to connect the wind farms to the electricity network
As the transmission licence holder in the north of Scotland we have a duty under Section 9 of the Electricity Act 1989 to facilitate competition in the generation and supply of electricity. We have obligations to offer non-discriminatory terms for connection to the transmission system, both for new generation and for new sources of electricity demand.
The aim of the project is to enable renewable energy to connect to our transmission network. Under our Network Operators Licence this connection should be efficient, co-ordinated and economic, whilst having the least possible impact on the environment.
The adjacent video, which has been designed by specialist company 3D Webtech, allows viewers to see what the Inveraray - Crossaig project will look like when complete. This video, along with the area specific overviews of Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig (located below), has been created to increase the transparency of our plans following the recent submission of our Section 37 planning application to the Scottish Government.
We are keen to hear your views on the 3D models, and you can send your feedback either on our facebook page or by email to Kelly Scott, the project’s Community Liaison Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This 3D model video shows a visualisation of the route travelling North along the A816 from Lochgilphead, alongside and aerial view from the road.
This 3D model video shows a visualisation of the route travelling South along the A82 from Ardrishaig, alongside and aerial view.
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