Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands

Welcome to the Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch page

The Aberdeen, Highlands & Islands branch works in partnership with schools, colleges, universities, industry and the general public to raise awareness, provide career information and networking opportunities to assist all those working in and studying energy.

The majority of the events programme is held in Aberdeen with additional events planned for Inverness, Orkney and Shetland.

There is a programme in place with regular technical meetings and industry site visits, plus the annual fundraising dinner, held in May. The branch boasts strong student networks at the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, and the University of Dundee.

To hear about upcoming events in Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands - sign up to our mailing list here.

Forthcoming events in 2021:

Annual General Meeting3 August
Annual MSc Students Competition18 November
Net Zero ConferencePostponed to March 2022
Annual DinnerPostponed 12 May 2022

All members, guests and colleagues are welcome to participate in branch activities. To find out more about membership and chartership go to: https://www.energyinst.org/membership-and-careers/membership.

We hope to welcome you to an event very soon!

For general enquiries, please contact aberdeen@energyinst.org
For membership and professional development enquiries, please contact aberdeenmea@energyinst.org

Committee contacts

Rebecca Allison
Position: Chair

Katrina Dunbar
Position: Branch Manager

Yvonne Onuegbu CEng, MEI
Position: Membership and Education Advisor

Hannah Mary Goodlad
Position: Vice Chair

Angela Ellison BA MEI
Position: Membership and Education Advisor

Events and training

Latest news

Wrightbus launches rapid-charge double deck bus

30-06-2021
Wrightbus claims to be the only UK bus manufacturer to have hydrogen and EV double deck buses on the market following the launch of its StreetDeck Electroliner.The double deck EV is claimed to have a charge time of just 2 hours 45 minutes in comparison to the industry standard of between 4...

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Delivering an energy transformation in Scotland

19-06-2021
More than £26mn is being invested in a major initiative to accelerate the Scottish energy sector’s transition to net zero emissions. The Energy Transition Zone, which will be located adjacent to Aberdeen’s new £350mn south harbour development, is expected to directly su...

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Member profile: Mr Stewart King MEI Chartered Energy Manager

13-04-2021
When did you first become interested in energy? I first became interested in energy in my late 20’s when I was made redundant by the oil service company I had been working with for a few years in Aberdeen – developing non-oil markets for our oil sector technologies.  Tell us a little about your...

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Biomethane refuelling station first for Scotland

25-03-2021
Scotland’s first public access, 100% renewable biomethane refuelling station is to open later this year, enabling fleet operators to switch their vehicles from running on diesel to low carbon fuel, supporting the drive to net zero. Located near Glasgow, the facility will be able to refuel ...

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Latest from Generation 2050: podcasts, round tables and COP26

24-03-2021
Young professionals from across the energy system are embarking on a year-long campaign to have their voices heard by industry and political leaders in the run-up to COP26, as part of the Energy Institute’s Generation 2050 initiative.  Building on publication of the Generation 2050 Manifesto at...

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