Public have say on upgrade of high-voltage electricity transmission network

Plans to upgrade a high-voltage electricity transmission network are to be put to the public.

By Allan Crow
Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 9:02 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 9:03 am

SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is asking local people for their views on plans to upgrade the high-voltage electricity transmission network between Denny and Wishaw.

The changes are needed to help Scotland and the UK meet Net Zero climate change targets, as more ‘green’ electricity flows through the region as part of the transition from fossil fuels – like coal and gas – to renewable electricity.

The Denny to Wishaw Network Upgrade includes plans for a new transmission line between Bonnybridge and a point near Glenmavis, where it will join an existing overhead line.

Plan is to upgrade the high-voltage electricity transmission network in Scotland’s central belt.

Works are also needed on an overhead line between Denny North and Bonnybridge substations from 275,000 volts (275kV) to 400,000 volts (400kV).

Public consultation gets underway from Monday May 24 to June 21.

Leaflets are being sent to 25,000 homes and businesses belt to explain the plans and how to take part in the online consultation.

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