S4M-06835: Longannet’s £25 million upgrade

That the Parliament welcomes a £25 million upgrade of one of Longannet Power Station’s four generating units; understands that Longannet is the largest power station in Scotland and provides electricity to millions of homes and businesses; recognises that, for 40 years, it has been a large employer of skilled and professional Fifers and supports thousands of jobs across a wide and varied supply chain; notes that the upgrade is on Unit 3, which, alone, is capable of generating up to 600MW of electricity or approximately 10% of Scotland’s average peak electricity demand; understands that this project follows a £20 million upgrade last year on another unit, and believes that the station provides an important part of Scotland’s electrical energy mix.

Supported by: Nigel Don, David Torrance, Dave Thompson, Chic Brodie, Mike MacKenzie, Richard Lyle, Bill Kidd, Colin Beattie, Gil Paterson, Colin Keir

Date Lodged: 03/06/2013

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