News from the districts.
Teams from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) connected the new cable to the main electricity network on Tuesday March 31
Customers will be proactively contacted to warn them of potential bad weather to help them prepare for the event and offered extra support where required.
SSEN believes the fault was caused by a previous lightning strike which had damaged equipment near Rosehill Farm.
Customers in vulnerable situations who may be concerned about the impact of these works are asked to join SSEN’s Priority Services Register, where 24 hour support is available for those who need extra help.
Proposed new overhead lines would operate at 275kV as opposed to the current 132kV. The towers, or pylons, would therefore be taller – 46 metres against the existing 26 metre pylons.