Upper Kergord Substation is a 320kV substation located in Upper Kergord, Shetland Islands, UK.

The Upper Kergord Substation project’s construction has begun in 2020. The works are expected to be commissioned in 2021.


Upper Kergord Substation project, which is a new substation, will be operated by Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission.

The designed voltage level of the substation is 320/132kV and the operating voltage level is 320/132kV.

The step-in voltage of the project is 320kV and the step-out voltage is 132kV.

Upper Kergord Substation project development status

The development of the Upper Kergord Substation project was approved by The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets in 2020. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2021.

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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