The proposed Scoop Hill Wind Farm is located approximately 5km south-east of Moffat and 11km north-east of Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway. SP Energy Networks (SPEN) have a licence obligation to provide electricity generators with a connection to the electricity system in this area and, in line with this, is proposing to construct two new 132 kilovolt (kV) overhead wood pole lines (OHL) to connect Scoop Hill Wind Farm to the transmission grid system at the existing Moffat substation in Dumfries and Galloway. The new twin OHL connection will be supported on wood poles and will be approximately 2 kilometres (km) in length.
SPEN is now seeking views on the proposals and the routeing work which has been undertaken to date for the Project. Further information about the project, our plans for consultation, and how to make comments, is provided in the Routeing and Consultation Report and Consultation Leaflet which can be downloaded below:
As part of the consultation, we would be grateful for your views on the following:
- The preferred route for the connection;
- Any of the alternative route options considered during the routeing process; and
- Any other issues, suggestions or feedback you would like SPEN to consider.
Due to current restrictions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, a virtual, online consultation process is being undertaken. This will allow people to view the project information in a virtual environment and to leave comments on the preferred overhead line route. Feedback from this event will then be considered by SPEN prior to the proposed route being determined.
The virtual consultation can be accessed from the following link during the consultation period, which runs from 25th October until 28th November 2021:
Members of the project team will also be available on live chat in the exhibition room to answer any questions you may have, during the following times:
- Monday 25th October from 2pm-4pm
- Tuesday 26th October from 10am-12pm
- Wednesday 27th October from 5pm-7pm
Outwith these times, you can still get in touch with us through the project contact details below.
Our GDPR statement can be found here.
We would be obliged if you could please submit any comments to SPEN via email or in writing to the following addresses. Please note these comments must be submitted no later than midnight on Sunday 28th November 2021. If contacting SPEN by post, please allow up to 7 days for these to be received as it may not be possible to consider comments received after this date.
Scoop Hill 132kV Connection Project
Land and Planning Team
SP Energy Networks
55 Fullarton Drive
Please note - Comments at this stage are informal and are made to allow SPEN to determine whether changes to our preferred route are necessary. Following establishment of the proposed route, SP Energy Networks intends to submit an application to the Scottish Ministers for consent under section 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 and deemed planning permission under section 57 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997. Submission of the Section 37 application is currently anticipated for March 2023. Following this, the Scottish Government will undertake a formal consultation, during which there will be further opportunity to comment on our proposals directly to Scottish Ministers.