Toppling of towers brings new view to the Cairngorms
The final phase of transmission tower removal from the Cairngorms National Park is now under way, with work to dismantle the remaining section between Aviemore and Kingussie marked earlier today with the symbolic toppling of a tower against the spectacular backdrop of the Cairngorms Mountain Range.
Leading HVDC Centre in Cumbernauld opened by Minister for Employability and Training
The National HVDC Centre, which will be owned and operated by SSEN, is the first of its kind in the UK. It was officially opened by the Scottish Government’s Minister for Employability and Training and the local MSP, Jamie Hepburn, on 26 April 2017.
A flagship SSEN innovation project - which trialled and monitored various smart technologies and interventions across the Thames Valley region – has now concluded, with its findings being heralded as ‘key to informing the transition’ of the UK’s distribution network operators (DNOs) to a distribution system operator (DSO) roles.
Teams based at SSEN’s Portsmouth and Petersfield depots recently responded to an ‘emergency’ call of a very different kind, when the production team behind hit BBC TV programme DIY SOS contacted them to ask for an electricity meter to be moved.