ORCA has received a grant of £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the Orkney Energy Landscapes Project.
The Economy and Energy Committee of the Scottish Parliament will be visiting Orkney on Monday 17th of February, as part of their inquiry into EVs and local energy production.
2020 will see the launch of an attractive local electricity tariff tailored to the needs of ReFLEX’s innovative integrated energy system.
When applying for offshore wind leases in Scottish waters developers will have to commit to supporting the supply chain in Scotland.
“Billions of pounds in manufacturing contracts and tens of thousands of jobs from Scotland’s offshore wind sector were lost to international competitors in 2019.”
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Last week saw the celebration of 20 years of OREF (Orkney Renewable Energy Forum).
“At the end of 2018, 15% of the UK’s installed renewable generation capacity was located in the north of Scotland.”
The Community Fund will allow Orkney to continue to provide a standard of local public services which most local authorities in Scotland would struggle to match.
The proposed Quanterness site has the potential capacity for six turbines