SSEN seeks views on Carradale-Arran cable replacement

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is hosting three consultation events next week to seek feedback on its proposals to replace the existing submarine cable which connects Carradale to Arran.

The existing cable, which runs from Port Crannaich in Carradale to Balliekine in Arran, is naturally coming to the end of its operational life and now needs to be replaced to enable the continued and reliable electricity supply to the homes and businesses that rely on it.

The open-door events are being hosted in both Arran and Carradale next week by the SSEN project team to provide interested stakeholders with an opportunity to speak with the team and learn more about the project proposals, including the location of the new cable, the onshore landing points and installation methods being considered.

Kirstine Wood, Lead Stakeholder Manager, SSEN, said: “As a responsible developer, we are committed to consulting with all parties who have an interest in how these cables are installed, from the customers who rely on the electricity to the marine users who may be impacted.

“We are committed to considering all feedback received as we further develop and refine our plans and would encourage anyone with an interest in our proposals to come along to one of the consultation events to meet our team and make their views known.”

The pre-application consultation events will take place at the following locations:

Mon 21 May                     Auchrannie Hotel, Arran                         2pm- 6pm

Tue 22 May                     Auchrannie Hotel, Arran                         10am – 4pm

Fri 25 May                       Carradale Village Hall, Carradale           12pm – 3pm


For more information on the proposals, please visit: /submarinecables/

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We're responsible for maintaining the electricity networks supplying over 3.7 million homes and businesses across central southern England and north of the Central Belt of Scotland. We own one electricity transmission network and two electricity distribution networks, comprising 106,000 substations and 130,000 km of overhead lines and underground cables across one third of the UK. Our first priority is to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities we serve in Scotland and England.

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