Power Generation and Transmission
Scotland's power generation industry remains a strong sector, continually growing. Employing more than 7,000 people from a variety of nationalities, Scotland's major power generation and transmission companies have a combined turnover of £1.3 billion and offer outstanding career opportunities.
The Scottish power generation industry includes:
Scotland's strengths in power generation and transmission
Scotland has expanded the generation of its electricity from the vast stocks of coal the country possesses to include nuclear power, clean coal technologies, renewable energy and combustion technologies. Scotland's strengths in this area include:
- Engineering excellence
- Expertise in materials, fuels, electrical systems and mechanical plants
- Academic quality in nuclear decommissioning
Working in power generation and transmission in Scotland
There are many power generation companies in Scotland. These include:
- Scottish Power
- Doosan Babcock
- Jacobs Babtie
- Clyde Bergemann
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Nuclear power generation
There are three nuclear power sites in Scotland:
Chapelcross and Dounreay are currently being decommissioned, presenting many job opportunities at these sites.
Education and research in power generation and transmission
The industry in Scotland has two main programmes in addition to many more engineering and other related courses on offer throughout the country.
The Electric Utilities Programme is managed via the Centre for Electrical Power Engineering (CEPE) at Strathclyde university and supports the continuing development of power professionals, the provision of graduates suitable for the power industry, and the conduct of strategic and applied research for the electrical power industry.
The University of Highlands and Islands Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation Centre (DERC) is a leading nuclear decommissioning research centre in Caithness.
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