Applications to construct and operate power stations and power lines over a certain capacity are made to Scottish Ministers under sections 36 and 37 of the Electricity Act 1989. Applications should be made directly to the Scottish Goverments's Energy Consents and Deployment Unit or Marine Scotland, Marine Laboratory.
Contact the Energy Consents and Deployment Unit for applications to be considered by Scottish Ministers where they are:
- for generating stations in excess of 50 megawatts (MW), located on land
- for overhead power lines and associated infrastructure, as well as large gas and oil pipelines
Such applications cover new developments as well as modifications to existing developments. Applications below these thresholds are made to the relevant local planning authority.
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Energy Consents and Deployment Unit
Directorate for Energy and Climate Change
4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU
The procedure for submitting an application for consent and the publicity requirements are set out in our application pack for onshore development.
Contact Marine Scotland for applications to be considered by Scottish Ministers where they are:
- for offshore wind farms and wave or tidal electricity generating devices