Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie has urged the Scottish Government to learn from the mistakes that led to the failure of Edinburgh-based energy supplier Our Power. These need to be considered before the Scottish Government’s new not-for-profit energy company starts serving customers in 2021, with the administration process for the Our Power failure having been extended by 12 months to the end of January 2021.
Rennie said in a 1 March press release: “The clock is ticking to prevent a repeat of the Our Power outage. That is why I believe it would be sensible to immediately launch an inquiry into Our Power’s demise.”
He continued: “Without an inquiry the SNP Government risks spending serious money setting up its new energy company, not knowing whether the approach it is investing in is the right one. It needs to function properly, and to do that it needs to learn the lessons now.”