22nd November 2017

Energy conference at Lerwick in November will focus on wind, wave and tidal power

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Shetland is to host its own renewable energy show in Lerwick in November to attract interest in the islands from wind, wave and tidal power developers.

Called Dynamic Shetland, the conference and exhibition is being staged by Shetland Islands Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to highlight the islands’ current and potential roles in renewables.

The event will take place in the Clickimin Centre on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th November. Announcements about the speakers and exhibitors for the one-and-a-half day event are expected soon, as is the launch of a Dynamic Shetland website.

One of the intentions of the organisers is to promote what they think is special about Shetland as a place for renewable energy development, including its powerful wind, wave and tidal resources and the availability of large deepwater ports, such as Sullom Voe and Lerwick.

A number of site visits are being organised for guests, many of whom have been invited as a result of contacts made at the All Energy exhibition in Aberdeen in May, which is the UK’s biggest annual renewable energy event.

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  1. ian Tinkler

    Developers will love Shetland. The one place in the UK where the councils own planning department decisions are overturned by greedy and ovine councils trying to make a fast buck. Never mind the environment, sacrifice everything for a fat subsidy. Become a company director and cream off a good fee. Let VE destroy the land, now let us see whom can wreck the coastline. All hosted by the SIC at Clickimin. Just who much will this jamboree cost us and the enviroment?

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