AREG works on behalf of members to promote the capabilities of companies and organisations in the renewables sector, and to assist them in accessing new opportunities.

Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG)

AREG wants Aberdeen to be as famous for renewables as it is for oil and gas, renowned for the successful transfer of technology, skills and engineering expertise; its entrepreneurial approach and can-do attitude.

It’s an exciting time for renewable energy and we want you to help us shape its future.

AREG plays a key role in developing a sustainable renewable energy sector in Scotland and the UK through supporting our members and attracting investment.

AREG will achieve this by aligning opportunities with capabilities in the supply chain, supporting renewable energy businesses, facilitating the transfer of technology, skills and expertise from oil & gas, promoting the city and AREG members nationally and internationally, and enabling, supporting and promoting local renewable projects.

Renewable Projects

Facilitating major renewable projects

Renewable Excellence

Creating a centre of excellence for renewables

Renewable Investment

Attracting renewable inward investment into the region

Become a member

Since 2003, we have worked on behalf of our members to promote the capabilities of companies and organisations in the North East of Scotland and around the UK in the renewable energy sector, and to assist them in accessing new opportunities in this field. Join our 160+ existing members from around the world to receive a number of benefits including events, information, networking and business opportunities. You will receive exclusive access to specific industry related information as well as early access to some of our most prestigious events.

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New business opportunities through introductions, profile raising and market intelligence

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Identification of transferable oil & gas skills and access to talent and opportunities

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Access to a range of industry events, key influencers and global member contact details

Featured Members

AREG has over 160 members active in a wide range of renewable energy sectors around the globe. Here are just a few but visit our Members page to find out the full list of businesses and organisations that are currently working in partnership.

Latest News

Hugh Riddell
January 18, 2021

MEMBER NEWS: North East Scotland’s Businesses to Benefit from UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Boom

Prepared by Hugh Riddell, Regional Partnerships Manager, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. The UK's burgeoning offshore renewables sector is set…

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January 13, 2021

MEMBER NEWS: Apollo granted Fit for Offshore Renewables status

Apollo, engineering and technology consultants, are proud to announce that they have been granted Fit for Offshore Renewables (F4OR) status…

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January 4, 2021

Collaboration for the green business era – Jean Morrison

In 2020, we have collectively experienced rapid and significant changes to both our personal and work lives. The energy industry…

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December 9, 2020

MEMBER NEWS: Hydrogen-powered post van makes Christmas deliveries in Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council and the Royal Mail have just started a 12 month trial of a hydrogen-powered Ford Transit post…

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Our members have the opportunity to host and present at a range of events throughout the year. These events provide a platform for you to showcase ideas and network with like-minded professionals.

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AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise