Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is offering grants to improve community resilience in the strath.The 2019 round of its Resilient Communities Fund has £140,000 for non-profit making organisations, community groups and charities working to protect and enhance the resilience of those most vulnerable in the area.The application deadline is Thursday, May 3.The fund supports local projects which protect the welfare of vulnerable community members through “enhancing their resilience and improving community participation and effectiveness”.Applications of up to £20,000 will be considered by an independent fund panel with funding decisions communicated by September 2019.Projects have included the strath’s own Badenoch and Strathspey Community Transport Company, which received £11,830 to keep people more socially connected in their communities.Find out more about applications at ssen.co.uk/resiliencefund … [Read more...] about Energy giant urges applicants to apply for community grants
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0 Have your say Undiscovered archaeological treasures on Orkney could be harmed by bold new plans to upgrade energy transmission to and from the islands, it has been claimed. Orkney Archaeology Society has raised concerns about proposals by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks to create a ‘highly prominent’ new substation at Finstown that will be linked to renewables projects by a mixture of underground and overground cabling.SSEN says the development is required to insure that electricity generated by Orkney’s forthcoming wind and marine energy projects can be fed into the National Grid.READ MORE: 10 island hopping adventures in the Orkney IslandsMartin Carruthers, chairman of OAS, said the project could impact on ‘an unknown but likely substantial’ quantity of unrecovered archaeology across Orkney.A number new artefacts have already been found as a result of preparatory surveys of the ground to be developed.Some on the … [Read more...] about Orkney’s undiscovered archaeology ‘at risk’ from major energy development
THERE is now a three-in-four chance that a huge incinerator – burning a quarter of a MILLION tons of black bin bag trash a year – will land on your doorstep, the Times can reveal. A patch of wasteland at Manvers is being battled over, by four companies bidding to handle the household waste of Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham, whose councils have jointly formed the BDR Waste Partnership. To date the companies' plans have been kept secret. But we have now found that THREE of the four will stick an incinerator on the site, if they win the contract.ALL four are set on building on the site – which lies just yards from the huge Next warehouse complex, and within a mile of the large conurbations of Mexborough, Swinton, Wath, Goldthorpe, Adwick-upon-Dearne... and ironically the Waterfront complex of plush new homes, hotels, pubs and businesses currently going up at Manvers itself.The fourth company has earmarked the site for a biological treatment plant. But whoever gets … [Read more...] about Mexborough, Wath, Swinton, Manvers, Adwick, and all points between…..
0 Have your say Work on a 113km subsea electricity cable that enables renewable energy from the far north to connect into the national grid has been completed. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission (SSEN Transmission) said the £970 million project was the most significant investment in the north of Scotland electricity transmission system since the 1950s.The link uses High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology to transmit power through the subsea cable beneath the Moray Firth seabed between new converter stations at Spittal in Caithness and Blackhillock in Moray.Constructed over a period of four years, the project also involved work at eight electricity substation sites and required two overhead electricity line reinforcement projects.The link has already enabled turbines from Beatrice offshore wind farm and Dorenell onshore wind farm to connect to the national grid.A further 100mw of onshore generation in Caithness and Ross-shire is due … [Read more...] about Major subsea electricity link completed in Scottish Highlands
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) is set to sell a 50 per cent stake in its telecoms business to Infracapital for a fee of around £380m. The company announced the planned sale to the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Prudential on Friday as it tries to reduce its debt. It comes as part of a wider restructuring in which SSE plan to focus on its core businesses of regulated networks, renewables, flexible thermal generation and business energy sales. SSE Enterprise Managing Director, Neil Kirkby, said: "Infracapital has a proven record of actively supporting the companies they work with; this partnership heralds an exciting era of growth for our dynamic telecoms business. "We both see huge opportunities for organisations capable of providing infrastructure that help give businesses reliable high-speed connectivity." The energy provider also confirmed it had scrapped plans to merge its British energy retail operations with a unit of Innogy SE. SSE had agreed to merge … [Read more...] about SSE to sell 50 per cent stake in its telecoms arm for £380m in bid to cut debt