Welcome to the Southern Scotland branch page

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All members, guests and colleagues are welcome to participate in branch activities. We hope to see you at a local event soon.

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

Events and training

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Publications and documents

Latest news

Student Member Profile: Mario Joao Gomes

24/05/2022
What degree are you studying? And what inspired you to pursue this degree? I am currently finalizing the last block of the MBA in Oil and Gas at Aber...

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Tidal power technologies win ringfenced CfD funding in the UK

08/12/2021
The UK government is to invest £20mn/y in tidal stream electricity as part of its renewable energy auction scheme, potentially starting a new chapter ...

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Scottish tidal power firm installs turbine in Japan

14/02/2021
Simec Atlantis Energy (SAE) has installed one of its Scottish-built tidal turbines in the Goto Island chain in Japan. The tidal turbine clocked its fi...

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Underwater cable to deliver renewable power from Scotland to England

10/12/2020
Three companies – SSE, ScottishPower and National Grid – are developing plans to deliver an underwater electric ‘super-highway’ that will see the Nort...

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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 fir...

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