Scotland’s government has unveiled its vision for the country’s energy networks out to 2030, detailing how its pipes and wires can facilitate a radical and ambitious shift to cleaner energy.
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The energy transition is walking the UK into a ‘two-tier economy’ where communities and businesses in whole regions of the country are left behind with higher bills and less access to new technologies.
Ofgem has confirmed financial support to an innovation project due to get underway in East Fife later this month that will test how to trade participants’ flexibility using a digital marketplace to generate income and stave off grid upgrades.
The decarbonisation of transport offers Scotland its biggest challenge in meeting its emissions reduction targets, despite outperforming the rest of the UK overall, according to the country’s climate change watchdog.
Scotland’s first utility-scale battery storage facility has been officially opened today, having begun delivering sub-second balancing services to National Grid at the end of June under a bespoke agreement secured before the hotly contested Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction of 2016.
The Scottish government is to invest £15 million in the deployment of 1,500 electric vehicle (EV) charge points across homes, businesses and the public network under plans outlined officially today.
The UK’s domestic renewables and low carbon sectors need urgent clarity over Brexit-related issues if they are to continue to succeed, Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned.
The Scottish government will establish a publicly-owned, not-for-profit energy company to deliver renewable energy to Scottish customers “as close to cost price as possible”.
A number of demonstrator projects of smart grid and storage technologies have been awarded funding under Scotland’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP).