Newsletter - Links - Advertise - Contact Us - Privacy

Highland power line could yet go underground

January 13 2010

Highland power line could yet go underground
Scottish energy minister Jim Mather has responded to criticism from campaigners of the recent approval of the Beauly to Denny power line by claiming that portions of the line “could” still be built underground.

With approval granted for the 137 mile network of 600 pylons ministers do not have the power to force Scottish and Southern Energy to do so but that option remains open to the electricity provider should they elect to.

Strict planning conditions require the developer to “mitigate” any impact on the local environment which could leave the way open for undergrounding parts of the route.

The Scottish Government see the project as crucial to the nations infrastructure and signifier of intent to harvest the enormous potential reserves of renewable energy in the Highlands.

1 Comment

james reidford
#1 Posted by james reidford on 5 Mar 2014 at 20:08 PM
It would cost more to put them underground though

Post your comments


All comments are pre-moderated and
must obey our house rules.


Back to January 2010

Search News
Subscribe to Urban Realm Magazine
Features & Reports
For more information from the industry visit our Features & Reports section.