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Stone turns up the heat on energy supplier OVO after billing issues in far north

Stone turns up the heat on energy supplier OVO after billing issues in far north

Stone turns up the heat on energy supplier OVO after billing issues in far north

28 February 2024

After our report about a Wick householder's issues with OVO Energy, north MP Jamie Stone met the company's executives to discuss ongoing issues.


Views sought at Caithness events on SSEN 'clean energy powerhouse' plans

Views sought at Caithness events on SSEN 'clean energy powerhouse' plans

Views sought at Caithness events on SSEN 'clean energy powerhouse' plans

20 February 2024

Three public engagement events will be held in Caithness villages ahead of major new projects aimed at making the north "a clean energy powerhouse".


Pylon scheme marks 'beginning of the end for the Highlands'

Pylon scheme marks 'beginning of the end for the Highlands'

Pylon scheme marks 'beginning of the end for the Highlands'

16 February 2024

Communities along the route of the proposed new pylon line are "powerless" and need strong voices in parliament, a public meeting in Dunbeath heard.


Jamie Stone in renewed call for undersea option instead of Highland pylons

Jamie Stone in renewed call for undersea option instead of Highland pylons

Jamie Stone in renewed call for undersea option instead of Highland pylons

15 February 2024

Jamie Stone is pushing for an undersea option rather than have a controversial line of huge new electricity pylons cutting through the Highlands.


WilSon Energy helps double the size of Wick’s heating scheme

WilSon Energy helps double the size of Wick’s heating scheme

WilSon Energy helps double the size of Wick’s heating scheme

14 February 2024

A Midlands-based company is helping reduce fuel costs for tenants and boost sustainability by doubling the size of Wick's district heating system.


Orkney councillors back offshore wind farm that will bring 'long-term benefits' to far north

Orkney councillors back offshore wind farm that will bring 'long-term benefits' to far north

Orkney councillors back offshore wind farm that will bring 'long-term benefits' to far north

10 February 2024

Plans for a wind farm consisting of up to 125 turbines off the north coast have been backed by councillors on the other side of the Pentland Firth.


Highland Council to object to Kirkton Energy Park proposal on north coast

Highland Council to object to Kirkton Energy Park proposal on north coast

Highland Council to object to Kirkton Energy Park proposal on north coast

05 February 2024

Highland councillors have agreed to object to a 53MW wind farm proposed for the north coast.


Transmission upgrade will mean 'significant changes to some landscapes'

Transmission upgrade will mean 'significant changes to some landscapes'

Transmission upgrade will mean 'significant changes to some landscapes'

30 January 2024

The north of Scotland will play a key role in delivering the low-carbon power that is needed to meet UK targets, a public meeting in Dunbeath heard.


Plea for north pylon scheme to be halted over net-zero statistics

Plea for north pylon scheme to be halted over net-zero statistics

Plea for north pylon scheme to be halted over net-zero statistics

30 January 2024

SSEN Transmission has been urged to "call a halt" to new pylons after claims about the reliability of statistics used for net-zero recommendations.


'People versus birds' is a factor in choice of coastal route for pylons

'People versus birds' is a factor in choice of coastal route for pylons

'People versus birds' is a factor in choice of coastal route for pylons

30 January 2024

The choice of route for the proposed 400kv pylon line cutting through Caithness was based partly on the competing needs of communities and wildlife.


Pylons will 'destroy the Highland way of life', SSEN delegation is told

Pylons will 'destroy the Highland way of life', SSEN delegation is told

Pylons will 'destroy the Highland way of life', SSEN delegation is told

30 January 2024

Controversial plans for new high-voltage pylons will "destroy the Highland way of life" by industrialising the landscape, a public meeting has heard.


Wind farm cash boost for Caithness and Sutherland projects – and funding is still available

Wind farm cash boost for Caithness and Sutherland projects – and funding is still available

Wind farm cash boost for Caithness and Sutherland projects – and funding is still available

29 January 2024

Money from the West of Orkney Wind Farm has been awarded to several groups – including work to tackle invasive Pacific Salmon in the River Thurso.


Campaigners in 'plea for unity' over new pylons ahead of Dunbeath public meeting

Campaigners in 'plea for unity' over new pylons ahead of Dunbeath public meeting

Campaigners in 'plea for unity' over new pylons ahead of Dunbeath public meeting

26 January 2024

Caithness campaigners opposed to new high-voltage pylons are urging the community to "raise its voice" and "safeguard the land that defines us".


Dounreay Stakeholder Group chairman says nuclear expansion is 'colossal opportunity'

Dounreay Stakeholder Group chairman says nuclear expansion is 'colossal opportunity'

Dounreay Stakeholder Group chairman says nuclear expansion is 'colossal opportunity'

25 January 2024

The biggest expansion of nuclear power in Britain for 70 years is seen as a "colossal opportunity" by the chairman of Dounreay Stakeholder Group.


Offshore wind farm funds will support state-of-the-art welding training

Offshore wind farm funds will support state-of-the-art welding training

Offshore wind farm funds will support state-of-the-art welding training

24 January 2024

Funding from a wind farm off the east coast of Caithness and Sutherland will help colleges meet the needs of the offshore renewable energy sector.


2000 homes still without power after Storm Jocelyn

2000 homes still without power after Storm Jocelyn

2000 homes still without power after Storm Jocelyn

24 January 2024

Around 2000 homes across the north were still without power at lunchtime on Wednesday, but SSEN hopes to reconnect them by the end of the day.


3500 homes still without electricity after Storm Isha power cuts – and some will remain blacked out overnight

3500 homes still without electricity after Storm Isha power cuts – and some will remain blacked out overnight

3500 homes still without electricity after Storm Isha power cuts – and some will remain blacked out overnight

22 January 2024

Thousands of homes across Scotland were still without power at 5pm on Monday evening following overnight outages caused by Storm Isha.


New £1.22m facility for renewables industry training set for the Highlands

New £1.22m facility for renewables industry training set for the Highlands

New £1.22m facility for renewables industry training set for the Highlands

15 January 2024

The £1.22m Renewable Energy Training Centre, being established by Aurora Energy Services (AES), will be the first of its kind in the region.


Work gets under way at Strathy Wood wind farm site

Work gets under way at Strathy Wood wind farm site

Work gets under way at Strathy Wood wind farm site

04 January 2024

Pre-construction work has begun at Strathy Wood wind farm in Sutherland, just over two years after being approved by Scottish Government ministers.


Record year for EnerQuip with revenues over £20 million

Record year for EnerQuip with revenues over £20 million

Record year for EnerQuip with revenues over £20 million

04 January 2024

An Aberdeenshire-based oilfield equipment firm with premises in Caithness has reported a record year in which revenues exceeded £20 million.


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