SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is required under its license obligations to provide a 33 kV overhead line (OHL) grid connection from the proposed Enoch Hill 2 (formerly Monquhill) Wind Farm to the consented Enoch Hill Wind Farm substation in East Ayrshire.
SP Transmission plc (SPT) on behalf of SPEN, operates and maintains the transmission network as the transmission licence holder for the area. SPT is obligated under Section 9 of The Electricity Act 1989 to:
- Develop and maintain an efficient, co-ordinated and economical system of electricity transmission.
- Facilitate competition in the generation and supply of electricity.
SPT is obliged to provide a connection to the existing network for the wind farm. To connect the development, SPEN is proposing to construct a new 33kV overhead lines on wooden ‘H’ poles from the Enoch Hill 2 wind farm substation to the wind farm substation at Enoch Hill wind farm, in East Ayrshire. The route is c.4.9km in length.
The preferred route option for the connection can be viewed below
Enoch Hill 2 Wind Farm Connection: Preferred Route
The project is currently at the routeing stage and, as such, SPEN has prepared a Routeing and Consultation Document (RCD) for the connection which includes a strategic review of environmental, technical and economic considerations and the application of established routeing principles to identify the ‘preferred route’ for the proposed overhead lines.
We are now seeking feedback on the preferred route and the route selection process which has been undertaken to date.
Documents for download
Enoch Hill 2 Wind Farm Connection: Routeing and Consultation Document
EMF Guidance Document
Hard Copies of the RCD will be made available at the following locations:
Dalmellington Community Centre
38 Ayr Road
Work is now ongoing to refine the final alignment for the grid connection.
Should you wish to make comments or have any questions, please contact us via email at:
or by writing to:
Enoch Hill 2 Connection Project Manager,
Land and Planning,
SP Energy Networks,
55 Fullarton Drive,
Please note that comments made at this stage are NOT representations to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit.