What is the Grid?
Across the UK, electricity is transported from where it is generated to people’s homes and businesses. This happens over two types of network – transmission and distribution.
Transmission is the large and long distance movement of electricity at high voltages. Transporting power at such high voltages is more efficient than at lower voltages, as it means less power is lost along the way.
The transmission system carries power from electricity generating stations (such as wind farms) to local distribution companies (such as ScottishPower Distribution), who then provide electricity to the vast majority of homes and businesses via lower voltage distribution networks.
Why is the Grid Important?
It is a critical means of ensuring electricity generated from renewable and other sources can be transported to where it is needed.
What is SR doing?
For Scotland's renewables industry to continue to grow, it is essential that several barriers are removed so that renewables can be integrated into the grid.
This represents a considerable challenge, and is of critical importance to our electricity-generating members. We are therefore currently working on:
We work closely with our members to ensure that their viewpoint is clearly represented, especially in our engagement with National Grid, Ofgem and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
SR recent achievements in this sector
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- Response to Ofgem's CMP213 Project Transmit Impact Assessment
- Scottish Renewables letter to National Grid regarding Review of Embedded Generation Charging Arrangements
- Scottish Renewables letter to Ofgem regarding impact of CMP192 on distributed generation
- Scottish Renewables’ response to Scottish Government consultation on draft National Planning Framework 3 and Scottish Planning Policy
- Project TransmiT CMP213 Code Administrator Consultation Response
- Green Energy Awards celebrate Scotland’s world-leading renewables talent
- Renewables industry reacts to new financial support levels
- Reaction to Prime Minister's green charges comments during PMQ's
- Audit Scotland report says Scotland's strategy for renewable energy is clear
- Scottish Renewables celebrates new office opening in Glasgow