Editorial – was Longannet’s fate sealed long ago?

So it was a case of you take the high road and I’ll take redundancy. The awarding of the voltage balancing contracts by National Grid earlier this week has left two power stations in Scotland facing very different futures. Peterhead, a CCGT plant run by SSE in Aberdeenshire has a rosy outlook with a windfall […]

Scottish winners and losers in grid contracts

One is £15 million richer, the other faces closure. Yesterday’s award of National Grid voltage control contracts have left two Scottish power plants with very different futures. Peterhead gas powered station run by SSE won the contract to provide voltage support services between April 2016 and September 2017. However ScottishPower’s coal fired Longannet power plant […]