Blackhillock Substation is a 400/275/132kV substation located in Blackhillock, Moray, UK. The project was commissioned in 2017.


The Blackhillock Substation project is a new substation being operated by Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission.

The designed voltage level of the project is 400/275/132kV, while the operating voltage level is 400/275/132kV. The step-in voltage of the substation is 400kV and the step-out voltage is 132kV.

Blackhillock Substation has received approval from The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets to undertake the works on the project.

Contractors involved

ABB was appointed by Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission to undertake design and construction works of the Blackhillock Substation.

About Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Limited (SHETL) is an electric transmission company. Southern Electric Power Distribution (SEPD), Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) and Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc together make up the Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution which is part of the SSE group. SSE is a FTSE 100 company and is among the good number valued energy companies in the UK. Its services include generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity and also deal with energy trading; energy services; gas storage; the distribution and supply of gas; electrical and utility contracting; and telecoms.


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