Energy





First Viking Energy turbines nearing completion

BLADES are now being installed on the Viking Energy wind farm turbines currently under construction in Shetland’s Central Mainland. Several large cranes are working on different sites across the construction area with the first blades added to the turbine towers at Laxo and near Aith. Some photos on social media show completed turbines. Read more Shetland News …


Net zero islands conference to come to Shetland

DELEGATES from across the Nordic region are set to travel to Shetland next month for a meeting of the net zero islands network. The two day event on 16/17 May is organised by the Scottish Government, and is a chance for Shetland Islands Council (SIC) to showcase its Orion clean energy project. Read more Shetland News …


Carmichael seeks answers on Alternative Fuel Payment confusion

ISLES MP Alistair Carmichael has called for some much-needed clarity on a number of unanswered questions around the government’s Alternative Fuel Payment (AFP) benefit. The MP said that following a call for responses from islanders many of his constituents had found they had not received the one-off payment of £200 while others got it unexpectedly, […] Shetland News …


Viking assembles first turbine sections

SSE Renewables says it reached “another significant milestone” earlier today (Wednesday) with the erection of the first two turbine tower base sections at the Viking Energy wind farm site. The first two sections were assembled at a turbine site in North Nesting and is visible from the A970, south of the Vidlin junction. A spokesperson […] Shetland News …