Press release

Scotland’s electricity future to be debated

16 November 2016

The changing face of Scotland’s power generation will be debated by politicians at an event at the Scottish Parliament this evening (Wednesday).

The event, organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), will highlight how vital the electricity sector is for the Scottish economy but that Scotland needs a mix of power generating sources.

Derek Elder from IET Scotland said: “The energy sector, including electricity, is vital to Scotland’s economy but there are some challenges around renewable energy on which we increasingly rely. This has knock-on effects for the transmission system in particular and for the stability of the grid.

“This event will provide politicians with an opportunity to hear the latest evidence-based knowledge from energy experts which is so important when crucial decisions are being taken about Scotland’s future.”

Speakers at the debate will include electricity expert Robin MacLaren and energy expert Duncan Botting. The event is being sponsored by Gordon Lindhurst MSP.

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