Southern Scotland

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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.

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Committee contacts

Mark Hobbins CEng FEI Chartered Energy Engineer


Gary Howorth MEI


Dr Douglas Harris CEng MEI


Events and training

2024 SafetyOn Stakeholder Forum


2024 SafetyOn Stakeholder ForumThe 2024 annual SafetyOn Stakeholder Forum will take place on 05th December 2024 at the Edinburgh International Confere...

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Publications and documents

What's new?

Tidal power technologies win ringfenced CfD funding in the UK


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


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


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


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


Twelve new renewable energy projects, nearly all offshore or sited on Scottish islands and together providing 6 GW of generating capacity, have won Co...

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All members, guests and colleagues are welcome to participate in branch activities. Branch events are organised for your benefit by volunteer members