Train4TradeSkills News: A power boost for jobs

Energy giant Scottish Power is to create 1,500 jobs.

The company is upgrading its electricity network over the next ten years and is spending £3 billion in the same period as it looks to increase its use of renewable-energy sources.

The project includes the upgrade of almost 500 miles of overhead lines. Scottish Power will also improve almost a fifth of its substation equipment. The major goal for the company is to connect around 11GW of new renewable-energy projects to the grid across Scotland.

The size of the project means that more workers are needed and Scottish Power said that they hope to replace a lot of their aging workforce.

Chief executive, Frank Mitchell, said that the massive investment is needed to ensure that Scotland’s electricity network is up to the demands of modern life.

Mr. Mitchell said it is time to bring in a new generation of energy workers.

 

 

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Posted on August 25, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, electrician, electrician courses, electrician jobs, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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