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Galawhistle Windfarm Connection

SP Energy Networks Staff MemberGalawhistle Windfarm is situated near to Coalburn in South Lanarkshire. The most suitable point for connection to the Transmission Network was identified as Coalburn Substation located to the south of Lesmahagow.

The connection route between these two points covers a distance of approximately 10.9 kilometres and the entire connection will be underground cable, which on completion will prevent any visual impact being present. Approximately 4.5 kilometres of the cable is ducted under public roadway and the nature of this work required a range of Traffic Management measures allowing the work to be carried out safely. Any such activity was completed with permission and guidance of the relevant council and all efforts were made to keep the community informed and have minimal impact on residents and local business. 

SP Energy Networks is fulfilling a vital role in supporting the delivery of a low carbon energy sector. Providing connections for renewable energy sources such as windfarms to the transmission network is a complex process which occurs over an extended time period. This process involves a broad range of actions including the completion of assessments and design along with considerable community and stakeholder liaison. Work can only start on the ground after agreeing all the permissions and consents with the Local Authority.   The connection project commenced in October 2015 and has been recently energised - some reinstatement around our project works has still to be completed in the near future.

Contact Information

Should you require any further information on this project please make contact via the following phone number or email address
Community Liaison phone number - 07516461129
Community Liaison email -  majorprojects@spenergynetworks.com
Press Enquiries - 0141 614 4535


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