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  • Beauly Denny

    Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission has completed and energized its section of the Beauly – Denny 400kV replacement line between Beauly and the Wharry Burn. The overall project will be completed in November 2015 when Scottish Power Energy Networks construct the final 20km of replacement line between the Wharry Burn and Denny.
    Image of electric towers and lines across a field
  • About the Beauly Denny project

    Construction of the final section of overhead line connecting Braco substation to a new substation at Denny was completed on 8 November 2015 by Scottish Power Energy Networks who operate the transmission network south of Dunblane. The final section of overhead line was successfully energised on 20 November 2015, the line is now fully operational and is transporting energy up to 400kV

    A major operation will continue throughout 2016 to decommission and dismantle the original 132kV line and reinstate access tracks and ground disturbed by construction activity. Good progress has been made since 2014 with the majority of the original 132kV towers being removed between Beauly and Fort Augustus and between Fort Augustus and Tummel including the section beside the A9 between Dalwhinnie and Trinafour.

    Works on four schemes associated with the consents to build the replacement 400kV overhead line will see the removal of 109km of existing overhead transmission lines, supported by steel towers, in the Highland and Perth and Kinross areas. Details of the schemes as follows:

    Beauly Rationalisation which involves the installation of replacement underground circuits which will allow removal of three sections of 132kV overhead transmission line, totalling 6km, around Beauly. Energisation of the replacement circuits and removal of the overhead lines is programmed to take place in 2016.

    Amulree Rationalisation has seen the successful installation and energisation of underground circuits which will allow removal of sections of 132kV overhead transmission line around Whitebridge and around Amulree, totalling 10km. The towers are expected to be removed in early 2016.

    Cairngorms Rationalisation Phase One has seen the completed removal of 53km of 132kV overhead transmission line between Boat of Garten and Cairnmore, Aberdeenshire.

    Cairngorms Rationalisation Phase Two is underway and will see the installation of replacement circuits between Etteridge and Boat of Garten. The replacement circuits will allow the removal of 40km of existing overhead lines, supported by steel towers, during 2016.
  • Beauly Denny map relating to the area in the text.
  • Project news

    22 Dec 2015

    Beauly-Denny delivers power super-highway between the Highlands and the Central Belt

    he full length of the Beauly-Denny line has been successfully energised and is now operating at up to 400 kilovolts.


    14 Dec 2015

    Provost opens new safer Wester Balblair footpaths

    Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE Transmission) has completed the construction of two new footpaths at Wester Balblair and Altyre Brae.


    14 Dec 2015

    SHE Transmission helps bring life-saving equipment to the heart of Fort Augustus community

    Stewart Findlay, Chair of Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Council, Margaret Davidson, Leader of The Highland Council and Johannes Smit, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Project Manager pictured with one of the defibrillators.


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  • Goodbye to overhead lines in historic village

    SHE Transmission Project Manager, Aileen Brese, describes the work being done around the village of Muthill.  

  • Write to:

    Beauly-Denny Replacement Transmission Line Project, 
    Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road, 
    Perth, PH1 3AQ.

    Enquiries for Dunblane to Denny

    Call SP Energy Networks on 0141 614 1558

    Media Enquiries

    The Beauly-Denny team at SSE on 0845 0760 530

    *Calls to this number cost 2p per minute plus your phone company's access charge

  • Frequently asked questions

    This page contains answers to frequently asked questions about the Beauly Denny project.
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