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Committee contact

To contact the branch, please email southernscotland@energyinst.org.

Mark Hobbins CEng FEI Chartered Energy Engineer
Position: Chair
Gary Howorth MEI
Position: Secretary
Dr Douglas Harris CEng MEI
Position: Treasurer

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Publications and documents

Latest news

New HVDC interconnector to link Shetland to UK grid

10-09-2020
Hitachi ABB Power Grids has won an order from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Transmission to enable what is said to be Europe’s first multi-terminal high-voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnection. The link, which will connect Shetland to the UK transmission system for the fir...

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New UK renewables schemes, mainly offshore wind, win record low support contracts

21-09-2019
Twelve new renewable energy projects, nearly all offshore or sited on Scottish islands and together providing 6 GW of generating capacity, have won Contracts for Difference (CfDs) under the government’s renewables support scheme. For the first time, these projects are expected to come online below m...

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EI President points to growth economies as focus for climate action and opportunity for UK Plc

27-03-2019
With global energy demand set to soar as billions of people in lower and middle-income countries move into the middle classes, EI President Malcolm Brinded CBE FREng FEI earlier this month set out to the Southern Scotland branch the opportunities for UK plc in addressing this acute challenge.In his ...

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SSE to build new CCGT and halve generation emissions by 2030

22-06-2018
One of the ‘big six’ energy supply majors, SSE, is to collaborate with Siemens in building a new gas-fired power station at Keadby in North Lincolnshire and has also set a new ambition to halve the carbon intensity of the electricity it generates over the next 12 years.The company says it plans for ...

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SSE to build new CCGT and halve generation emissions by 2030

5-06-2018
One of the ‘big six’ energy supply majors SSE is to collaborate with Siemens in building a new gas-fired power station at Keadby in North Lincolnshire and has also set a new ambition to halve the carbon intensity of the electricity it generates over the next 12 years.Overall the company says it plan...

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