United Kingdom, Scotland: Electricity giant SSE (Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks) is set to start construction on a controversial major new substation near one of Scotland’s most historic mountain passes.

Works to begin on controversial substation near popular pass

United Kingdom, Scotland: Electricity giant SSE (Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks) is set to start construction on a controversial major new substation near one of Scotland’s most historic mountain passes.

The 400/132 kV GIS electrical substation at Melgarve, with power transformers and associated electrical equipment, is required as part of the 67-turbine Stronelairg wind farm and will facilitate a connection between the underground power cable from the site and the Beauly-Denny overhead transmission line, reports Strathspey and Badenoch Herald.

This will be the largest wind farm in the Highlands and Islands – located in the Monadhliath Mountains nearest to Fort Augustus, and the new development will be visible from the historic Corrieyairack Pass, a popular route with cross-country walkers.

Source: Strathspey and Badenoch Herald