SP Energy Networks (SPEN) have been requested by a developer to provide a grid connection for Middle Muir Windfarm in South Lanarkshire.
The windfarm which is currently under construction is situated to the south of Douglas within South Lanarkshire Council and will be connecting into Coalburn Substation which is located to the south of Lesmahagow. The 13 km connection route consists of underground cabling which follows the B7078 south from Coalburn Substation, turning right on the A70 (Ayr Road) and then left back onto the B7078 before cutting off further south near to the windfarm itself – route map.
Work on the connection is scheduled to commence in May 2017 and will be carried out in agreement with the Local Authority Roads Department. Clear signage and traffic control measures will be in place as work progresses and every effort will be made to complete the activity as safely and swiftly as possible. The connection project is due to be completed in the second quarter of 2018 and when finished, will leave no visual impact due to the underground nature of the work.
There should be no supply outages as a result of the work associated with the wind farm connection.
When working in areas for extended periods of time the Community Relations Team at SPEN Major Projects actively seek positive engagement with the local community and have been involved in a number of events at Lesmahagow High School. We look forward to similar further involvement while we continue to work in the locality.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Enquiries – 0141 614 4535