Securing Scotland’s electricity demand … whilst squeezing the most out of our networks

27 Mar 2017

By Simon Gill, CXC Research Fellow, Technology Innovation Centre, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde.

Today ClimateXChange publishes some analysis I’ve done with Keith Bell on security of electricity supply and how we can meet peak electricity demand in Scotland today and throughout the 2020s. Over the coming years we can expect significant changes to the Scottish electricity generation mix with growing renewable penetration and closure of Scotland’s existing large power stations. The report shows that, without new schedulable generation capacity in Scotland following the closures of Hunterston and Torness, we will need new capability to import electricity into Scotland at certain times. Ensuring that our future electricity system can meet future demand means we need to think soon about how the electricity system should develop.

The ClimateXChange blog post is here: https://climatexchangesite.wordpress.com/2017/03/23/securing-scotlands-electricity-demand/

The ClimateXChange reports are here: http://www.climatexchange.org.uk/reducing-emissions/security-electricity-supply/