THE Scottish Energy Minister has vowed to continue negotiations with the UK Government on “much stronger consideration” over the future of Peterhead Power Station. In a letter to Banff and Buchan candidate Dr Eilidh Whiteford, Paul Wheelhouse said negotiations between the two governments were now providing a “strong platform” to push for further recognition from politicians and the National Grid. It comes as Peterhead Power Station continues to face an uncertain future after SSE decided to call a review earlier this year. Plans for investment in Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) technology were axed in 2015 after the UK Government pulled £1billion in funding. Meanwhile, transmission charges for Peterhead Power Station in the year ahead are an estimated £19.60 per kilowatt compared with a gas-fired power station in Kent which is expected to pay only £1.75. Whiteford has worked tirelessly alongside the SNP’s Westminster spokesman Callum McCaig to call for a review into the matter as well as campaigning over unfair transmission charges.
The National 15th May 2017 read more »