SSEN Transmission has submitted a planning application under the Town and Country Planning Act to Orkney Islands Council for its proposed new substation at Finstown.
There have been changes made to the planned substation. This mainly involves lowering the platform level by 1m to make it less visually intrusive.
“We would like to thank all members of the local community for their continued constructive input into the project design.”
Martin Lee in a highly technical talk outlined forthcoming changes to grid connections.
“We have families on Hoxa who have worked all their lives, over generations, to keep the area beautiful. It’s a special place from so many aspects”
What is 3 miles long, 1 1/2 miles wide and now has all round renewable electricity for its 60 inhabitants?
SSEN is in Orkney all this week sharing its information on the transmission update programme for Orkney.
“A number of renewable energy developers in the Orkney Islands have requested a connection to the electricity network.”
The consultation is open until Friday 17th of August.
On Wednesday 11 July, SSEN is hosting a drop-in consultation event from 3pm to 7pm at The Firth Community Centre at Finstown