We have a licence obligation to provide renewable energy developments within its network area with a connection to the electricity network.We are currently seeking public opinion on proposals for a new 132kV heavy duty wood pole line between the proposed Harelaw Windfarm substation (4km south of Neilston) and a point with an existing overhead line to the south-east of the village of Neilston.
A Routeing Document has been produced in order to draw comment from statutory consultees, stakeholders and the general public. A copy of the document can be downloaded here. Following a review of the consultation responses, a route for the overhead line will be confirmed and a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) will be undertaken. The overhead line will be subject to a separate Section 37 consent and deemed planning consent from the Scottish Ministers.The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will accompany the application for consent.