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:

EI LIVE free webinar | ORION @ 60°North - People, project and partnership29 April
EI LIVE free webinar | In partnership with SPE Aberdeen27 May
Annual Dinner 7 October 
Annual MSc Students Competition18 November
Asset Management ConferencePostponed to Oct/Nov 2021, details to be confirmed

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

EI LIVE free webinar | People, Project & Partnership at 60°North

29-04-2021
The Shetland Islands, located at 60°North has always been an outward-looking place with a mindset to match. By geological design, Shetland has been a strategic location for fishing, aquaculture and oil & gas for decades.

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Latest news

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 ab...

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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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Pale green UK budget

8-03-2021
It his latest budget, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak froze fuel duty for the eleventh year in a row; announced that corporation tax would rise from 19% to 25% for the most profitable companies; and unveiled plans to create an Infrastructure Bank, with £12bn to invest that will help the government’s ‘gree...

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‘World’s first’ hydrogen double deckers for Aberdeen

6-02-2021
What is said to be the world’s first fleet of double-decker hydrogen-fuelled buses has been launched into service in Aberdeen – operated by First Bus in a project led by Aberdeen City Council. Built by UK firm Wrightbus, the zero emission fleet emits nothing more than water from its exhausts. P...

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