Schneider Electric seals clean energy contract with Scottish Power Renewables

The contract - worth several million pounds - is for the design, manufacture, supply, install, test and commission of technology to support Scottish Power in the delivery of over 215MW of renewable energy.

Following a nine-month procurement process, Schneider Electric secured the contract despite stiff competition from other major industry players. As part of the deal, Schneider Electric will supply, install and manage 33kV Primary Switchgear and containerised Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Integrated Substations for Scottish Power.
“The success of renewable energy projects is vital; the UK Government is facing challenging targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions, as well as aiming to reduce dependency on volatile foreign markets,” said John Patton, Northern UK Operations Manager at Schneider Electric. “With our help, Scottish Power Renewables are reshaping the British energy sector to build a new generation of clean and secure power supplies. By engaging local suppliers where possible, we’ve been able to deliver a competitive deal to Scottish Power and reduce the carbon footprint involved in such a mammoth project.”

Schneider Electric recently announced the official opening of Harestanes Windfarm in Southern Scotland by the Scottish Government Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing. The Harestanes project, which will deliver 136MW of Renewable Energy to UK homes, marks the significant milestone of over 1GW of on-shore renewable energy through the partnership between Scottish Power Renewables and Schneider Electric. The new framework will now take that figure to over 1.2GW by the end of 2016.

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