Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) will invite bids to secure the future of Shetland’s electricity supply in the spring. The process of preparing the technical information – which will provide the foundation for detailed bids – has been extended to “take account of the level of interest received” and the range of technologies potentially involved. But SHEPD said the work is now “well advanced” and on course to be completed by the end of April this year. Last year the network company received more than 300 responses to its consultation with the public, stakeholders and the supply chain to find the most cost-effective solution for keeping the power on after the existing Lerwick Power Station comes to the end of its operational life. The competitive tender allows interested parties to bid in with solutions, including new generation technologies, measures to manage or reduce demand, and other smart grid solutions.
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