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Blackout! - Is Scotland at risk?


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Is the risk of a Scottish blackout rising or falling? If “YES” who is responsible? What are the consequences?

Date and Time

06 December 2017 - 14:00-16:30


Edinburgh, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - Scotland:South East local network.

About this event

Since 2008, electrical power supply and distribution systems in Scotland and the UK have massively changed due mainly to political changes with the adoption of the 2008 Climate Change Act, without due regard to reliability, cost, safety, and the environment.

Reliable and low-cost coal-powered plants are being replaced by intermittent facilities powered by wind and the sun.

This presentation will outline the issue and start to address the key questions is the system robust? Will Scotland experience blackouts?

Speaker -  Dr Euan Mearns, Editor, Energy Matters


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Additional information

Organised by SERMS (Scotland South East Retired Members Section)
For further information contact Frank McCall

Registration information

Registration is not required.
Open to all.

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