A project is underway to increase the electrical capacity in Skye and enable renewable energy.
The Fort Augustus - Skye Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission project will see a new line added to the existing 132kV overhead line which connects Fort Augustus and Skye.
The main elements of the project are as follows:
•Construction of an additional, new 132kV overhead line using a double trident H wood pole from the existing Fort Augustus substation to the existing Broadford substation;
•Construction of a replacement, higher capacity, 132kV overhead line using a double trident H wood pole between the existing Broadford substation and the existing Edinbane substation;
•Installation of additional equipment and minor works on the 33kV network at the existing Broadford substation; and
•Installation of additional equipment and minor works at the existing Edinbane substation.
•Dismantle and remove the existing 132kV overhead line connecting Broadford and Edinbane substations.
Information events were held at Kyleakin on Monday 27 March and Invergarry on Tuesday 28 March.
A further formal consultation is planned for summer 2017.
Further information on the project can be found here.
Copies of the document will be sent to Fort Augustus Post Office, Glenelg Post Office, Kyle of Lochalsh Library, Broadford Library, Portree Library and Dunvegan Post Office and will be available for members of the public to view.
The project development team are working towards the next phase of public engagement and expect to be advertising dates and locations of events shortly.