AREG, established in 2003, is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. We want the north east of Scotland to be a world- leading centre of excellence for the production and use of renewable energy.

Member support and opportunities

AREG plays a key role in developing a sustainable renewable energy sector in Scotland and the UK through supporting our unrivalled membership network of energy professionals and attracting investment.

AREG aligns opportunities with capabilities in the supply chain, supports renewable energy businesses and facilitates the transfer of technology, skills and expertise from oil & gas.  We promote the region and our members nationally and internationally, as well as enabling, supporting, and promoting local renewable projects.

Partnership and sponsorship

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AREG also has a number of partnerships with industry organisations.

A place to invest

AREG plays a key role in developing a sustainable renewable energy sector in Scotland and the UK through supporting our unrivalled membership network of energy professionals and attracting investment.

Renowned as a Global Energy Hub it is a vibrant, entrepreneurial region in Scotland’s North East, home to a unique mix of business opportunities and specialist skills across various sectors including energy, technology, life sciences and food & drink.

Transferable skills

Aberdeen City and Shire is an unrivalled global centre for the energy industry. With more than 40 years of knowledge and experience working in one of the harshest marine environments in the world, coupled with a “can do, will do” spirit, makes the place and its people very special indeed.

Being passionate about energy in all its forms, our industry relishes the challenges presented by the emerging renewable technologies and the opportunity to help create whole new energy sectors on an industrial scale.

Energy Transition

With over four decades’ experience in offshore energy exploration and production, Aberdeen is recognised as the global hub for innovation in energy.

Not only did companies and institutions in Aberdeen City and Shire develop the first oil and gas industry in the North Sea, they have also evolved and adapted their industry more than once to survive in changing circumstances and to develop the technologies and working practices that keep Scotland at the forefront of the energy transition.

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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