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
Meet The Team
Michael Rieley is our Senior Policy Manager for Grid & Markets
- Scottish Renewables Consultation Response: Caithness Moray needs case
- Scottish Renewables consultation response: CMP 223 code administrator consultation
- Scottish Renewables consultation response: CMP 223
- Scottish Renewables letter to National Grid on constraint payments
- Response to Ofgem's CMP213 Project Transmit Impact Assessment
- Industry welcomes decisions on subsea cable and transmission charging
- Rumoured Conservative onshore wind pledge would raise bills and cost thousands of Scots jobs
- Project TransmiT delay – Scottish Renewables response to Ofgem announcement
- European Commission sets new 2030 renewable targets
- Engineering biggest skills gap facing Scottish renewable energy sector
Senior Policy Manager:
Grid & Markets
Tel: 0141 353 4003