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Grid needs power-up for green energy

Article Republished By Javier Troconis

Improvements to energy connections between Scotland and England will be made to ensure the “vast” renewable resources north of the border reach areas of high demand, the regulator Ofgem has said.

Neil Kenward, Ofgem’s director of strategy and decarbonisation, was asked about grid connection charges experienced by generators in Scotland when he appeared at a Holyrood committee yesterday.

Westminster’s Scottish affairs committee has called for an urgent review of the electricity grid, saying issues around transmission charges in Scotland need to be addressed.

A report released in September called for more investment in the grid in order to reach net zero targets.

At Holyrood’s net zero committee, the SNP MSP Fiona Hyslop said the transmission costs were “exorbitant” and changes were needed.

Kenward said the

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