Aberdeen City Council aims to play an active role in supporting local renewable activities and developments. The city continues to be renowned as a global energy hub, not least due to its long association with the international oil and gas operations, but also due to its continuing and active involvement in renewable energy.
The Council was instrumental in establishing Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) and continues to support the innovative work it continues to produce in the renewables industry. The Council is therefore pleased that AREG’s membership continues to grow from strength to strength.
In order to facilitate and promote the development of Aberdeen’s renewable energy capability, the Council is able to draw upon a number of functions which showcase the innovative research, technological skill, knowledge and commitment which exists in the city’s academic institutions and businesses. This is demonstrated in the Aberdeen Hydrogen Project which the Council is leading with a number of high profile partners, including AREG. The Council seeks to promote these capabilities domestically and internationally through a range of strategic partnerships and projects as well as its international trade and investment activities. The latter includes hosting inward delegations as well as providing seminars and supporting trade missions with partner organisations.
Through these strategic partnerships and relationships, the Council aims to support Aberdeen’s energy industry in identifying as well as exploiting opportunities for business at home and globally.
Aberdeen’s businesses are already actively involved in the full spectrum of renewables applications including offshore and onshore wind, wave and tidal and biomass technologies. Our energy industry also excels in leading energy consortia and joint ventures – a collaborative approach that is increasingly important in the development of renewable energy.
Aberdeen City Council is interested in innovations and approaches from energy businesses, organisations and institutions from any location who are interested in cooperative ventures to develop renewable energy opportunities.
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