E.ON is leading the energy transition; providing smart, sustainable and personalised solutions for customers at home, in business and across entire towns and cities. As part of the E.ON Group, we’re one of the foremost energy companies in the world. We make sure everything we do is focused on our customers, helping them with the major changes that are happening today and creating a new energy world that is decentralised, green, and interconnected.
The West of Orkney Windfarm is being developed off the north Sutherland coast. With an expected capacity of around 2GW and first power scheduled for 2029, the project will be capable of powering the equivalent of more than two million homes while driving significant opportunities for communities and businesses throughout the Highlands and Islands.
The Highland Council serves a third of the land area of Scotland, including the most remote and sparsely populated parts of the United Kingdom. The Highlands has the 7th highest population of the 32 authorities in Scotland (235,540) while having the lowest population density at 8 persons per square kilometre. The geography of the Highlands is also diverse ranging from fertile farmland around the Black Isle and Cromarty Firth; dramatic seascapes on the west and north coasts; some of the tallest mountains in the British Isles and the largest blanket bog in Europe.
We operate over 200 schools and manage and maintain 6,770.9km of road network, 1,700km of footways, 2,180 bridges and culverts and 100 car parks.
ORE Catapult was established in 2013 by the UK Government and is part of a network of Catapults set up by Innovate UK in high growth industries. It is the UK’s leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy and helps to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, supporting the growth of the industry and creating UK benefit.