Project Type: Transmission reinforcement
Location: Perth & Kinross

Contact Details

Liaison Manager

Louise Anderson
Title: Community Liaison Manager
Telephone: 07384 454233
Address: Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 3AQ

Land Manager

Kenneth Morton
Title: Land Manager
Telephone: 01463 728381
Address: 10 Henderson Road, Inverness, IV1 1SN
Status: Early Development



Kinardochy Substation PAN Event

Subject: Kinardochy Substation Proposal of Application (PAN) Consultation Event

About the Project

The completion of the Beauly-Denny 400/275kV double-circuit overhead line (OHL) in 2015 has significantly increased the thermal capacity of the Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE Transmission) network to transfer power through the west corridor.

In addition to the connection of the 228MW Stronelairg windfarm in March 2018, it is expected that the power flowing through the Beauly-Denny double-circuit OHL will in crease significantly in the next 10 years due to potential large generation connection in the region.

Power system studies have been conducted considering the current and expected generation and identified a requirement to manage the power flows to remain compliant with the Security and Quality of Supply Standard (SQSS).

The scope of work will cover the following:

  • Design the layout and arrangement for transition of the 275kV Tummel substation from AIS to GIS with a double-busbar arrangement;
  • Install one +225/-225MVAr STATCOM and one 100MVAr MSCDN and connect the reactive devices to a double-busbar arrangement.



Why is the Project Required?

 As part of its statutory and transmission licence obligations, SHE Transmission has a number of duties including

  • the development and maintenance of an efficient, coordinated and economical system of electricity transmission,
  • to facilitate competition in the supply and generation of electricity, and
  • to ensure that the security of the network is maintained as the demand and/or generation connections change over time.

SHE Transmission also has a statutory duty under the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002 to ensure that the electricity transmission network is fit for purpose.

Our Approach

Throughout the life of our projects, we aim to work positively with local communities and keep people informed about what we are doing. This is particularly important when we are developing a proposal and we want to understand what local people think about our plans.

We endeavour to take the time to discuss proposals with local community councils, encourage engagement from the wider community and listen to the feedback we receive.

We will do our best to answer any questions and address issues or concerns that are raised with us.

When our project progresses into construction, we will continue working closely with the local community to ensure that our work has as little impact on the lives of those living and working in the area and as many long term positive effects as possible.

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.

What is the transmission network?

It’s the highest voltage electricity network in the UK – the ‘motorway network’ of the energy world. It transmits large quantities of electricity over long distances via wires carried on a system of mainly metal towers (pylons) and large substations. Transmission voltages in Scotland are 132kV, 275kV and 400kV. Larger generation schemes usually connect to the Transmission system.

The lower voltage parts of the system are called distribution networks. In Scotland, these local networks operate below 132kV whereas in England the distribution network includes 132kV. 

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.

How and to what extent are electricity consumers' interests considered?

SHE Transmission are regulated by the Office for Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), the regulator responsible for representing consumers' interests. Electricity consumer interests are therefore one of our key drivers and this is enshrined in our statutory duties under the Electricity Act.

In particular we have a statutory duty to develop, maintain and operate an efficient, economic and co-ordinated transmission system. Since the costs of these projects will ultimately be paid for by electricity consumers, we have a responsibility to take cost into account with due weighting in a comparison against other important factors.

Proposal of Application Notice

We have now submitted the Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to Perth and Kinross Council under the terms of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure)(Scotland) Regulations 2013. This notice states our intent to submit a planning application to erect an electricity substation on land approximately 3 kilometres south from Tummel Bridge. The notice can be viewed under reference 19/00008/PAN.

Consultation Feedback

The project team would like to extend thanks to all members of the public and interested parties who took the time to provide feedback on our public site selection consultation event at Kynachan Hall on Thursday the 29th of August 2019. All responses received will now be reviewed ahead of a proposal of application notice consultation in November 2019.

Site Selection Consultation

We would like to extend an invitation to local people and interested parties to attend an exhibition where we are presenting our site selection outcome for the proposed Kinardochy substation. The event will be held in the Kynachan hall, Tummel Bridge on Thursday the 29th of August between 2-7pm

Kinardochy Substation Site Selection Consultation A4 Booklet - August 2019

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Published: 28 Aug 2019
Kinardochy Substation Site Selection Consultation Boards - August 2019

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Kinardochy Substation Site Plan Drawing

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Kinardochy Substataion Location Plan

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Kinardochy Substation Site Options Map

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Kinardochy Substation Site Selection Consultation Poster

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Published: 07 Aug 2019

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