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Work to start on Noss Head switching station

Work to start on Noss Head switching station

Work to start on Noss Head switching station

23 November 2020

A major development tied in with renewable energy is about to get underway at Noss Head which will put Caithness at the 'forefront of HVDC technology'


Offshore wind plan welcomed as boost for far north communities

Offshore wind plan welcomed as boost for far north communities

Offshore wind plan welcomed as boost for far north communities

04 November 2020

The far north looks set to play a major part of Scottish Government plans to ramp up offshore wind power generation by 2030.


Blow to Infinergy scheme to extend Limekiln wind farm near Shebster

Blow to Infinergy scheme to extend Limekiln wind farm near Shebster

Blow to Infinergy scheme to extend Limekiln wind farm near Shebster

23 October 2020

A Dutch firm’s plan to expand the controversial Limekiln Wind Farm near Shebster hit a stumbling block as Highland councillors objected to the plan.


Virtual exhibition sets out plans for wind farm near Melvich

Virtual exhibition sets out plans for wind farm near Melvich

Virtual exhibition sets out plans for wind farm near Melvich

20 October 2020

Energy firm Statkraft has opened a virtual exhibition to present its final proposals for Ackron Wind Farm, near Melvich.


Thurso battery business powers ahead with latest award

Thurso battery business powers ahead with latest award

Thurso battery business powers ahead with latest award

18 October 2020

Staff at a specialist battery manufacturing organisation based at Thurso Business Park are all charged up after the company won a major industry award


Energy company 'encouraged' by support for Cairnmore Hill wind farm

Energy company 'encouraged' by support for Cairnmore Hill wind farm

Energy company 'encouraged' by support for Cairnmore Hill wind farm

07 October 2020

Energy company RES, which is planning a wind farm north-west of Thurso, says it has been encouraged by the level of local support for the project.


Drum Hollistan wind farm turned down by Highland Council

Drum Hollistan wind farm turned down by Highland Council

Drum Hollistan wind farm turned down by Highland Council

02 October 2020

Plans for a seven-turbine wind farm between Reay and Melvich have been turned down by Highland Council.


Wind farms off north coast 'could provide a lot of highly skilled jobs for Caithness'

Wind farms off north coast 'could provide a lot of highly skilled jobs for Caithness'

Wind farms off north coast 'could provide a lot of highly skilled jobs for Caithness'

30 September 2020

There is a growing belief that waters to the north of Caithness could play host to major offshore wind farms comparable in scale to Beatrice.


Floating offshore wind farm planned off Dounreay site

Floating offshore wind farm planned off Dounreay site

Floating offshore wind farm planned off Dounreay site

25 September 2020

Plans are being prepared for a floating offshore wind farm consisting of up to 10 turbines off the north coast at Dounreay.


Next round of Baillie Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund closing soon

Next round of Baillie Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund closing soon

Next round of Baillie Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund closing soon

23 September 2020

Potential applicants to the Baillie Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund are being reminded that the next round will close at the beginning of next week.


Demand for fair power price as far north suffers fuel poverty

Demand for fair power price as far north suffers fuel poverty

Demand for fair power price as far north suffers fuel poverty

19 September 2020

Shocking levels of fuel poverty in the Highlands have prompted Highland Council to demand action to deliver a fair electricity distribution system.


First deliveries of wind turbine parts make their way to Halsary site

First deliveries of wind turbine parts make their way to Halsary site

First deliveries of wind turbine parts make their way to Halsary site

17 September 2020

Huge wind turbine components have been transported through the streets of Wick on their way to a renewable energy development south of Spittal.


PICTURES: A close-up look at MeyGen turbines

PICTURES: A close-up look at MeyGen turbines

PICTURES: A close-up look at MeyGen turbines

13 September 2020

Caithness councillors visited the assembly yard at Nigg to get an insight into the next phase of the MeyGen tidal power generation scheme.


Series of vacancies on Caithness wind farm funding panels

Series of vacancies on Caithness wind farm funding panels

Series of vacancies on Caithness wind farm funding panels

04 September 2020

Vacancies have arisen for local people to serve on several community benefit funding panels linked to Caithness wind farms.


MeyGen results show tidal energy project has exported more than 30 gigawatt hours of electricity

MeyGen results show tidal energy project has exported more than 30 gigawatt hours of electricity

MeyGen results show tidal energy project has exported more than 30 gigawatt hours of electricity

16 August 2020

The MeyGen tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth generated revenues of £4.1 million last year.


Dounreay explores decommissioning with robotics experts

Dounreay explores decommissioning with robotics experts

Dounreay explores decommissioning with robotics experts

12 August 2020

Dounreay is enlisting the help of robotics experts as it explores new ways of decommissioning the site.


VIDEO: Latest towhead delivery begins its journey through Wick to Subsea 7 site

VIDEO: Latest towhead delivery begins its journey through Wick to Subsea 7 site

VIDEO: Latest towhead delivery begins its journey through Wick to Subsea 7 site

03 August 2020

Two huge towhead structures were transported through Wick this morning as part of Subsea 7's latest pipeline bundle project for the oil and gas sector


Over £40,000 for groups and individuals from Caithness wind farm fund

Over £40,000 for groups and individuals from Caithness wind farm fund

Over £40,000 for groups and individuals from Caithness wind farm fund

02 August 2020

More than £40,000 is being given to groups and individuals in the latest allocation from RWE Renewables' Bad á Cheò Wind Farm Community Fund.


Caithness-Moray transmission link project was worth £4.5m in hotel stays

Caithness-Moray transmission link project was worth £4.5m in hotel stays

Caithness-Moray transmission link project was worth £4.5m in hotel stays

29 July 2020

A four-year project to create an undersea transmission link led to more than 90,000 overnight hotel stays in Caithness, Sutherland and Moray.


Feasibility funds awarded for private kill service

Feasibility funds awarded for private kill service

Feasibility funds awarded for private kill service

22 July 2020

A group that is pushing to have an abattoir established in the far north has been awarded wind farm funds for a feasibility study on the matter.


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