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One step closer to Scottish Islands grid links

Posted at April 28, 2014 | Categories : Uncategorized

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.