Why is the Project Required?
SHE Transmission Plc has a licence obligation to invest in its existing assets to maintain network health and condition. SHE Transmission Plc 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.
The decision making process for asset replacement takes into account both the criticality and condition of existing assets. Criticality is a representation of the risk to stakeholders with respect to safety, environment and reliability. The decision making process has been agreed with the regulatory stakeholders and has been taken into account in prioritising the Lochay transformers for further assessment and asset replacement.