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Urgency granted for Shetland link financial contribution proposals

Two Connection and Use of System Code modification proposals looking to enable Scottish Hydro Electricity Power Distribution to contribute to the cost of the new electricity transmission link to Shetland were granted urgent status by Ofgem on 2 April. The … Continued

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SNP urges utilities to support customers during Covid-19 outbreak

SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford has called for an urgent UK summit of energy and telecoms providers to help households that are struggling to pay their utility bills due to the Covid-19 crisis. Blackford has proposed the following measures to … Continued

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Scottish Climate Change Plan update delayed

Scottish Government will not be publishing its Climate Change Plan update at the end of April as intended, in light of the Covid-19 crisis. The decision was confirmed by Scottish Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham on 1 April. She said … Continued

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Scottish network operators respond to Covid-19 crisis

SSE signed the C-19 Business Pledge to support the UK through the coronavirus pandemic and the recovery efforts on 27 March. The pledge aims to unite the business community during the crisis by supporting employees, issuing advice to customers and … Continued

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Two consortia secure £1mn funding for wave energy projects

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) announced on 27 March that consortia led by Arup and Tension Technology International have secured £1mn for projects that aim to bring down the cost of wave power. The Arup consortium aims to show that pre-cast … Continued

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Scottish energy efficiency regulations postponed due to Covid-19

Regulations aimed to improve the energy efficiency of private rented housing in Scotland, which were due to come into force on 1 April, have now been postponed indefinitely due to the Covid-19 crisis. Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning … Continued

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VolkerInfra awarded contract at Scottish offshore wind farm

Cable and pipeline installation contractor VolkerInfra announced on 27 March that it has secured a new £15.5mn contract from Prysmian PowerLink to deliver services at the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm, off the coast of Fife. The contract includes … Continued

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Community energy groups using funds to help vulnerable during pandemic

Scottish Renewables revealed on 26 March that a growing number of community energy groups are repurposing their funding to support vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic. Up to £20mn of community benefit funding is paid by wind farm developers to … Continued

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