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Spanish contractor wins £370mn energy-from-waste project contract

On 12 August, Spanish renewable energy firm Acciona announced that it has won a contract to build a €400mn (£370mn) energy-from-waste plant in Aberdeen. The NESS Energy project, which will be housed in a former gas storage site on the … Continued

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SSE in discussions with OVO over sale of household energy supply arm

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) announced on 10 August that it is in discussions with OVO Group over the possible sale of its UK household energy supplier arm, SSE Energy Services, “having determined that its best future lies outside the … Continued

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Glasgow confirmed as climate conference host

The government has confirmed Glasgow as the host city of next year’s UN Conference of the Parties (COP26) summit. The Cabinet Office made the announcement on 9 August, with Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus chosen as the event location. Claire Perry, … Continued

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Peterhead power station secures capacity contracts

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) announced on 9 August that it has reached an agreement with RWE Generation UK for the transfer of Capacity Market contracts from RWE’s Aberthaw B Power Station to SSE’s Peterhead Power Station. The gas-fired power … Continued

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OGUK to publish roadmap detailing activities to deliver sustainable future

On 7 August, Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) announced it will publish a key roadmap of all the current and future activity being undertaken by industry to deliver a sustainable future in a net zero context. It will publish the … Continued

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SSEN seeking flexibility service providers in Western Isles and Skye

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) announced on 7 August that it is working with energy industry software developer Piclo in seeking flexibility providers in the Western Isles and Skye to alleviate potential constraints on the electricity network. Businesses, aggregators … Continued

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Sturgeon launches Stirling District Heat Network

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opened the Stirling District Heat Network project on 7 August, which will see renewables technology harness energy from wastewater. The announcement, which was made as the Cabinet visited Stirling, is part of a new package … Continued

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Xodus Group investigating Scotland’s offshore renewables potential

Energy consultancy Xodus Group is in the process of conducting a five-month study investigating the integration of offshore renewables into localised energy system in Scotland, 4C Offshore announced on 5 August. The study, which was commissioned by Crown Estate Scotland, … Continued

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