Wishaw – Smeaton – Torness – Eccles Line is a 400kV overhead line from Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, UK, to Eccles, Greater Manchester, UK.

The project, which is currently in the planning stage, is expected to be commissioned in 2023.


Wishaw – Smeaton – Torness – Eccles Line is an overhead line that will be operated by SP Transmission. The line will carry alternating current (AC).

The development of the Wishaw – Smeaton – Torness – Eccles Line project has been approved by the The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets.

Wishaw – Smeaton – Torness – Eccles Line project development status

The construction works on the Wishaw – Smeaton – Torness – Eccles Line project will be commenced in 2021 and commissioning is expected in 2023.

About SP Transmission

SP Transmission plc (SPT), is a subsidiary of SP Energy Networks, is a regulated electric transmission utility. The company transmits electricity generated from wind farms, power stations and utilities to distribution system entry points through its transmission network, which comprises of high voltage electricity wires or to direct end users through a national network of high-voltage grids. It owns and operates the transmission network in central and southern Scotland and holds the license to transmit power in these regions. The company is a subsidiary of Scottish Power Energy Networks Holding Limited (SPENH). SPT is headquartered in Blantyre, Scotland, the UK.


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