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SSEN Transmission extends power substation in Abernethy, UK [free access]

October 20, 2021

UK’s SSE Networks Transmission (SSEN Transmission),the transmission business of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), will commence work onthe Abernethy substation extension. The existing substation, to the east of Abernethy village, has insufficient capacity to allow the connection of new renewable electricity. The extension will enable the connection of 50 MW of new renewable electricity generation by the end of 2022.


The new structure will be expanded into an adjacent field so as to replace existing grid transformers and install outdoor switchgear, which will connect to the existing 132kV equipment via underground cables.Post the commissioning of the new substation extension, the old plant will be removed and recycled in stages.