Energy management specialist Schneider Electric has won a £multi-million contract with Scottish Power Renewables to design, manufacture, supply, install, test and commission technology to support Scottish Power in the delivery of over 215MW of renewable energy.
As part of the deal, Schneider Electric will supply, install and manage 33kV Primary Switchgear and containerised wind turbine generator Integrated Substations for Scottish Power.
John Patton, Northern UK Operations Manager, Schneider Electric, said: “With our help, Scottish Power Renewables is reshaping the British energy sector to build a new generation of clean and secure power supplies.
“By engaging local suppliers where possible, we’ve been able to deliver a competitive deal to Scottish Power and reduce the carbon footprint involved in such a mammoth project.”
This deal follows the recent opening of Harestanes Windfarm in southern Scotland by Scottish Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing. Harestanes will deliver 136MW of renewable energy to UK homes.
It marks the significant milestone of over 1GW of on-shore renewable energy through the partnership between Scottish Power Renewables and Schneider Electric. The new framework will now take that figure to over 1.2GW by the end of 2016.