One step closer to Scottish Islands grid links
We are now one step closer to unlocking the renewable energy potential of the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland Islands.
A new government-commissioned report by Xero Energy has identified a series of actions to help deliver electricity grid connections as part of on-going efforts to support the development of renewable energy on the three Scottish island groups.
The key findings, which will be considered by the inter-governmental Scottish Islands Renewables Group, include issues relating to:
- certainty for developers around the longevity of the support that underpins the business cases for grid developments
- stability of grid charges
- loan guarantees
- research funding support for grid connections for marine technologies
- continuation of Government input to oversee co-ordination and delivery of support provisions
Full details can be found on the Department of Energy & Climate Change website.