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People at risk of fuel poverty in Scotland to receive further energy investment

The Warmer Homes Scotland initiative has awarded more than £38mn to managing agent Warmworks, the Scottish government announced on 17 April. This, the government said, would enable Warmworks to continue supporting the government’s fuel poverty scheme to 2022. Those at … Continued

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Dundee City Council to extend energy efficiency programme

On 16 April, Dundee City Council that Dundee City Council will be expanding its programme of energy efficiency measures to 350 extra council and private homes at a cost of £3mn. Dundee City Council had previously established the Dundee Energy … Continued

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South Clyde Energy Centre site purchased by joint venture

A joint venture between Fortum Oyj and Verus Energy called Fortum Glasgow has purchased the South Clyde Energy Centre from Peel Environmental, it was announced on 12 April. The site, which has planning permission for an energy recovery centre that … Continued

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Limejump signs PPA with hydro plant

Limejump has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a hydro power plant in Scotland, it announced on 10 April. The PPA is with DHG Hydro/ Canaird River Company, which owns 1.2MW Langwell Hydro Power Plant, located near Ullapool. Limejump … Continued

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Scottish government announces offshore wind summit with Energy Minister

The Scottish Government and the UK Government are to host an offshore wind summit on 2 May to look at maximising the offshore wind farm sector. In the 11 April announcement, the Scottish Government said Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay … Continued

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SSEN publishes Shetland ‘whole system’ recommendation

On 5 April, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) published a summary of its ‘whole system’ recommendation to secure Shetland’s future energy needs. Shetland distribution system operator Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) is working to safeguard security of supply … Continued

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Report highlights economic barriers to large-scale marine energy technology

A report commissioned by Crown Estate Scotland has found that there are high economic barriers to implementing large-scale marine projects. Published on 4 April, the report was commissioned to investigate how the integration of offshore renewables into a localised energy … Continued

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First phase of Orkney Virtual Energy System launched

On 3 April, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) announced that the first phase of a £28.5mn ReFLEX (Responsive Flexibility) project to create a Virtual Energy System in Orkney has been launched. The ‘first-of-its-kind’ project will interlink various energy assets … Continued

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