The second stage of ScottishPower Energy Networks consultation regarding proposed connections for wind farm developments in Mid Wales is now complete (February 28th), following 6 months of activity to seek feedback from local communities.
After the announcement from National Grid in July 2012 regarding the location for their proposed substation in Cefn Coch, ScottishPower Energy Networks started the process of speaking to local communities about their plans for the initial connections, and the consultation formally started in August 2012.
The company has engaged widely with communities in Mid Wales, as well as meeting with local authorities and community councils regarding the £60m scheme to connect the proposed wind farms in Mid Wales to the National Grid network.
Around 190 people have responded to the consultation, and ScottishPower Energy Networks has now considered all of the feedback received. An assessment of these comments will be published later this month, and the company will be using this feedback to help formulate its design and more detailed line route for the connections.
Steven Edwards, Project Manager at ScottishPower Energy Networks, said: “We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to fill in a feedback form or contact us with their views. All of the feedback we have received will be taken on board as we seek to determine line routes and design for the connections. Once we have these proposals in place, we will again share this information with local communities and will seek further views on our plans.”
Further public information days will be arranged for early Summer when ScottishPower Energy Networks expects to have preferred line routes and design in place.
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