ScottishPower adds voice to calls for ‘greater clarity’

The chairman of energy supplier ScottishPower and its Spanish owner Iberdrola has called for more guidance from Government to avoid energy shortages in the next few years. Ignacio Galan was the second Big Six energy suppliers to criticise the lack of clarity in British energy policy in the space of a few days. Scottish supplier […]

Scotland’s First Minister launches energy degree

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond launched an international degree for the energy sector today. The Masters in Business Administration degree will be run jointly by Scottish Power, its parent company Iberdrola, the University of Strathclyde and Madrid’s Comillas Pontifical University ICAI. Employees of ScottishPower and Iberdola will have the opportunity to study the technical and […]

Scottish Power’s £1bn sub-sea cable will transmit renewable energy

Iberdrola subsidiary ScottishPower has awarded a £1 billion contract to Siemens and cable manufacturer Prysmian to build the first ever sub-sea electricity link between Scotland and England. The 420km link will run from Hunterston in the West of Scotland down to the Wirral in Liverpool. The grid expansion project aims to deliver 6GW of renewable […]

Iberdrola chief warns of energy skills gap

The chairman and chief executive of ScottishPower’s parent company Iberdrola has warned that there are not enough graduates to fill the energy skills gap. Ignacio Galán said this week that it was vital that universities and colleges encourage students to take-up engineering courses and to “embrace the new skill sets that will be required to […]