Iberdrola was launched in the United Kingdom by its subsidiary Scottish Power The tender is worth £5.4 billion (€6.281 billion, considering the current exchange rate) to improve the infrastructure of the local electricity grid and enable a zero-emissions future. This is the largest network contract awarded by a company in the country.
Demand for electricity is expected to double in the next 10 years, according to the International Energy Agency More than 600,000 kilometers of new or upgraded power lines are needed to meet the UK’s needs.
The design, development and upgrading of new network infrastructure will include the construction of new high voltage substations and installation of overhead lines, as well as design, engineering and construction work. These jobs are also responsible Creates green jobs In the coming decades.
The contracts, in particular, will run for the next 10 years and cover transfer projects in central and southern Scotland. Thanks to them, more green energy can be integrated across the country to deliver a low-carbon future. 80 and 85 GW of clean renewable energy for the UK systemIt reduces the country’s dependence on fossil fuels.
“We are embarking on the largest transmission network renovation since its inception. Our investment plans will help us expand our power networks, increase our workforce, and provide a major opportunity for the supply chain while enabling overall economic growth.”In the states Keith AndersonCEO of ScottishPower.
“It is vital that we get serious about building this new network so we can harness green energy, transport it across the country and ensure our energy security to keep the UK at the forefront of decarbonisation.”It says Anderson.
Power grids are the backbone of the transition by facilitating Integration of renewable energies to the system. Investment in networks supports the security of supply and resilience in the face of extreme weather events and facilitates the development of digitalization of the system, which is essential for the expansion of electric mobility, self-consumption and heat pumps.
In November, the UK government announced the plans Cut the time required to build high voltage lines in half and reduce network connection time. The package of measures aims to support economic growth and establish the UK as one of the best countries in the world to invest in renewable energy.