INVESTIGATIONS will be carried out into whether communities will benefit from the construction of a major electricity substation.
Members of Moray Council’s planning and regulatory services committee approved the plans subject to conditions,for the development at Blackhillock, near Keith, which will connect energy coming from Shetland to the national grid.
Electricity will travel along a 200-mile long subsea cable to Portgordon, then underground to Blackhillock where the current will be converted from DC to AC.
Scottish Hydro Electric Transmissions Ltd submitted the planning application as an expansion of the existing substation on the site, which will be demolished once the new one is operational.
See Friday's 'Northern Scot' newspaper for full story.