Currarie Port

A rocky cove in the extreme of southwest of South Ayrshire, Currarie Port lies at the mouth of the Currarie Glen. The Ballochdowan Burn flows into the sea here. It is here that the Moyle Interconnector goes offshore, a 500 megawatt (MW) high-voltage direct-current connection between the electricity grids of Northern Ireland and Scotland, which has exported cheap power from the latter making a significant contribution to lowering electricity prices in Northern Ireland. The connector comprises a pair of 250,000 volt underground cables which begin at Auchencrosh sub-station, 2½ miles (4 km) to the east northeast and extend for 34 miles (55 km) under the North Channel to reach Portmuck South in County Antrim.

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