SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is the licensed Transmission Owner responsible for the transmission of electricity in central and southern Scotland. Our role is to maintain, operate and invest in our network in turn providing a safe, reliable and economic service for both residents and business alike.
Our ongoing investment and modernisation programme ensures this service is delivered effectively and around 31 October 2016 we are due to commence the removal of 10 transmission towers (pylons) on one of the overhead line routes which leaves Currie Substation. The line passes over the Ricarton Drive estate and runs adjacent to Currievale Drive before heading off towards the substation at Livingstone.
This work will obviously be a significant benefit to the local community in the longer term – as a result there will be activity around properties as the work takes place and the contractors will advise households as to how they may be effected. It is anticipated that the towers will be removed by the end of the year.
Our Stakeholder Engagement Strategy is an important aspect of any project as we liaise with the local community in an effort to inform them of any proposed activity which may affect them. Part of this ongoing process is to provide information to the local elected members and community councils along with the wider community.
For your further information - SPEN are planning an extension to Currie Substation which is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2017 – we will advise you further on this matter in due course when a firm date has been set.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support for SPEN, should you require any further information please contact Karen MacGregor or Colin Wylie by e mail or phone on 0141 614 3231 or 07516 461129.