From 1st October 2022, Orkney & North Scotland: Unit rate: 33.08p per kWh Standing charge: 51.07p per day
“Before Alistair Carmichael can join the long-running campaign for fair energy prices for folk in Orkney and Shetland – and indeed all off-gas areas across the Highlands and Islands – I think he needs to apologise to his constituents.”
Ofgem’s newly calculated price cap will be announced today, 26th August to take effect from 1st of October to 31st of December 2022.
In Quebec “fuel poverty is at 7%, compared to an estimated 44% in Orkney after the April 2022 price cap rise” Robert Leslie
ROBERT LESLIE looks back at how electricity developed in Orkney and wonders, after almost a century, if we have now come full circle to a point where local ownership could secure a brighter future for the islands
His idea was to create cheaper energy for the Highlands and Islands with the surplus produced being sold to the South for a profit.
“Orkney folk, along with our Highlands and Islands neighbours, continue to pay more for electricity than anywhere else in the UK despite the fact we are net exporters of clean, green electricity.”
On 20th of March 1800 Alessandro Volta reported in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London, the invention of an electric battery.
Local activists have launched a window poster campaign asking why an energy rich Scotland also pays the highest prices to buy back its own generated electricity.
In Scotland which is energy rich why are millions of Scots paying huge amounts to heat their homes and power their businesses?