SSEN puts its Public Consultation materials on display at Balallan

Following the success of its Public Consultation at Stornoway last week, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has put its exhibition materials on extended display in Balallan at the Kinloch Historical Society.
Last Tuesday’s event in Stornoway’s Caberfeidh Hotel saw members of the local community meet the team behind SSEN’s plans for a new transmission switching substation at Balallan and replacement overhead lines between Stornoway and Balallan.

Following on from the success of the event, and to ensure as many customers as possible get the chance to learn about the company’s proposals, SSEN is now putting all of the materials from the public consultation on display upstairs at the Kinloch Historical Society for the next five weeks.

Speaking after the event  Lisa Marchi - Grey, SSEN’s Community Liaison Manager, said:

“The Public Consultation in Stornoway was a great chance for us to meet members of the local community, share our plans and hear their views on the proposals. We had over 20 visitors to this event, but we appreciate that there may be others who couldn’t make it along, and so we have put all of our exhibition boards, booklets and feedback forms in Kinloch Historical Society, and are encouraging anyone with an interest in our project to visit and let us know their views. I’d like to thank the Kinloch Historical Society for displaying the exhibition materials and helping us ensure that as many people as possible get the chance to learn more about our plans.”

The above image shows a visitor to last week's event watching SSEN's 3D fly-through video of the proposed route.

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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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