One step closer to Scottish Islands grid links

Posted at April 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : News,Renewables | Comments Off on 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.

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