ScottishPower appoints Keith Anderson as CEO

Keith Anderson has been appointed as the new chief executive of ScottishPower. He was the Chief Corporate Officer of the Big Six firm and also headed the renewable arm of the company. Lindsay McQuade, previously Director of Policy & Innovation, will now oversee ScottishPower Renewables’ operational portfolio of more than 40 wind farm sites that […]

ScottishPower chief: Hinkley deal should be renegotiated

The controversial subsidy agreement for EDF’s proposed nuclear power plant in Somerset should be renegotiated. That’s the view of Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer at ScottishPower, who believes the deal agreed by the government for Hinkley Point C is “out of date” and “expensive”. Under the proposed deal, EDF would receive £92.50 for each MWh […]

West of Duddon starts generating power offshore UK

The first power has been generated from the West of Duddon Sands wind farm off the UK coast. A total of 42 out of 108 turbines that make up the overall project have been installed so far and power from four turbines is being exported to the National Grid. Once completed, the wind farm will […]

Blog: ‘buckaroo’ politics mean nobody wins the energy game

It has to be one of the most annoying games in the toyshop: just like pick up sticks, buckaroo doesn’t really have a point and everyone inevitably ends up losing. Which makes it an apt metaphor for the apparently never-ending extra add-ons of energy policy, something not lost on Keith Anderson of ScottishPower. Speaking at […]

ScottishPower gets consent for 288MW wind farm

ScottishPower Renewables has received consent to build a wind farm with up to 288MW of capacity in south west Scotland. The Kilgallioch wind farm is expected to have 96 turbines, which could meet the electricity demands of more than 170,000 homes. ScottishPower said it would be the company’s second largest onshore wind project – behind […]

Suppliers give mixed response to Davey’s plans

There have been mixed reactions among UK power suppliers on the Government’s Energy Bill details announced today. Some energy firms have welcomed DECC’s investment plans to increase investor confidence in the industry whilst others are “disappointed” about the delayed decision for a carbon target. The reaction follows Energy Secretary Ed Davey’s announcement of a £7.6 […]

British firm wins contract for German offshore study

A British science and technology firm has won an €18million contract for a geotechnical study at a German offshore wind farm. Spanish energy group Iberdrola awarded the contract to Gardline and GEO, a Danish engineering firm. Both companies will help carry out a seabed survey of the Baltic Sea and help determine the type of […]

Marine turbine enters test period off Orkney

ScottishPower has successfully installed a marine turbine which is set to become part of the world’s first tidal power array. The 1MW, 100-foot wide turbine is being tested at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, where it will be tested in rough waters, with greater impact from turbulence and waves. Keith Anderson, Chief […]

Spanish French wind deal signed in Scotland

French engineering and construction company Technip and Spain’s power company Iberdrola have teamed up for a new offshore wind business to be based in Scotland. The deal was announced at the French company’s new “centre of engineering excellence” for offshore wind in Aberdeen. Technip Chairman and CEO Thierry Pilenko and Keith Anderson, Chief Executive of […]