Scotland Build 2015 event will aim to harness positive Scottish renewables stance

Published:  05 October, 2015

The Scottish Government has revealed it will retain the “Grandfathering” guarantee under the Renewables Obligation for green electricity, in contrast to England and Wales.

‘Grandfathering’ is the guarantee that the level of support provided per unit of electricity will not change throughout the lifetime of a solar installation once it has been built and connected, and once the investment has been made, as defined by Scottish Construction Now.

The decision has been made with the aim of building confidence in Scotland’s solar sector and attracting new investment, which will also aid Scotland in meeting its renewables and carbon targets, the Government says.

Oliver Kinross has, meanwhile, announced it will host Scotland Build 2015 at the SECC, Glasgow on 25 and 26 November, an event that will seek to capitalise on what it says is a positive decision by the Scottish government towards developing the future of Scottish solar investment.

Supported by organisations including Scottish Renewables, BRE Scotland and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, the programme will incorporate the industry’s most current energy and renewables-related topics.

Presentations will be delivered by many of Scotland's industry experts, such as Glasgow City Council's sustainable Glasgow programme manager, Duncan Booker, and chairman of Solar Trade Association Scotland and board member of Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, John Forster.

The conference will focus on topics such as climate ready place-making and energy ambitions, along with the opportunity for open-floor discussions with attendees.

Oliver Kinross says it recognises this as a key opportunity to bring together professionals with a desire and passion for the future of the industry, particularly at a time when the Government are making sizeable announcements regarding its plans and proposals.

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