Utility giant ScottishPower Renewables has agreed a £100,000 sponsorship deal with the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) for five industry events this year.
The deal comes on the back of ScottishPower Renewables’ final investment decision for the East Anglia-1 offshore windfarm, which will see the £2.5 billion project go in to construction in 2017.
The company will also fund four scholarship places at the University of East Anglia for postgraduate students keen to continue their studies in energy engineering and environmental studies.
The ScottishPower Renewables sponsorship kicks off with EEEGR’s flagship Southern North Sea conference tomorrow (2-3 March) – which is the most important conference for the offshore energy sector in eastern England.
It will be the largest conference and exhibition EEEGR has ever delivered, attracting upwards of 500 delegates from across the industry and supply chain.
Other future events include a Skills event, delivered through EEEGR’s Skills for Energy programme, an East Anglia-1 Supply Chain event and EEEGR’s House of Commons reception.
David Rowland, ScottishPower Renewables’ new business director, has also joined EEEGR’s board of directors.
Johnathan Reynolds, business development lead at Orbis Energy, the Lowestoft renewables hub, commented: “Offshore wind power is a major part of our huge potential for growth in the energy sector.
“We have more offshore wind generation off the region’s coast than anywhere in the world, and with it real opportunities for local businesses right now.
“That’s only going to increase with the further development of East Anglia zone.