To facilitate the connection of the new Beauly Denny overhead line (OHL) to the existing network a new 275/400kV substation is being constructed at a site near Dunipace, Denny.
The substation is in an area where a number of existing overhead transmission lines converge forming a key hub in the existing electrical network.
Construction of the new Denny North substation commenced in 2012 and will be complete by 2016. There are a number of stages to the completion of the substation and towers, the first stage of energising the substation was completed at the beginning of September. Work will continue through to its final completion in 2016.
From Denny substation the overhead line route heads north towards Sheriffmuir. The routeing of the overhead line set out to respect the landscape character in the area through the careful siting of the towers. A number of towers on the route are erected, the final towers which will complete the link to the Scottish & Southern Energy section of the Project are due to be complete by 2016. Visual mitigation measures proposed in specific locations are outlined within the Stirling Visual Impact Mitigation Scheme, submitted and approved in respect of Condition 19 of the OHL consent.
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