Powersystems Attend Parliament

Powersystems were invited to attend the houses of parliament this week with the Conservative Environment Network (CEN), Vattenfall UK and 10:10 Climate Action group to bring constituents and supply chain businesses to talk to MPs about the cheapest source of electricity generation: onshore wind.

The event was opened by Simon Clarke MP and other speakers included Luke Graham MP and Sam Richards of CEN.

Powersystems advised, that they were responsible for the electrical installation on over 25% of onshore wind farms in the UK and were the trusted supply partner and best placed to speak with MP’s about the important role wind generation plays in keeping the lights on, reducing bills and its significance in fighting climate change.

Sam Richards, Director of the Conservative Environment Network said, “we know that we need more renewables to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and combat climate change. Onshore wind is the cheapest form of renewable energy, and we should make sure we utilise it where communities want it.”

Ellie Roberts from climate change charity 10:10 Climate Action said, “we had over one hundred constituents in Parliament calling on their MPs to bring back onshore wind – and tens of thousands of people from across the UK have written to the government stating their support. Over three quarters of the British public back onshore – we’re here to make sure MPs realise it.”

Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager at Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company said, “Low-cost, popular, reliable, jobs-boosting onshore wind, free from fossil fuels, deserves the support of the UK Government. It offers a great deal for the British consumer and the economy and investors like us are determined to deliver on the sector’s great potential.”

There is currently 5GW of onshore wind projects with planning consent ready to be built and the key message was that by excluding onshore windfarm from future Contracts for Difference auctions this pipeline is unlikely to be realised.

A fantastic turnout of 40 MP’s showing there is a real interest in making a difference.  The event also presented a great opportunity for Powersystems to speak with like-minded people on the importance of onshore wind in the UK. We would like to thank our local MP Luke Hall for dropping in to lend his support.

Did you know that 66% of onshore wind investment stays in the UK economy –  therefore supporting it could create 18,000 construction jobs and a further 8,500 long-term O&M jobs!

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