Scottish Government Hydrogen Assessment

23 Dec 2020

We read with interest the recent Scottish Hydrogen Assessment hot on the heels of the coverage of hydrogen in the Energy White Paper. Since TNEI's delivery of the UK's first co-located hydrogen and wind demonstration project in Rotherham some time ago, hydrogen technology and applications have come into increasingly sharper focus for our clients and partners.

The Scottish Government's assessment sets out ambitious targets for developing green hydrogen generating capacity; taking just 2 more years to hit the 5GW mark targeted for 2030 in the UK Energy White Paper. The assessment provides useful analysis of the current state of play and comprehensively makes the case for development of hydrogen as a key part of the energy transition. The Scottish Government stresses the need for quick deployment having identified that Scotland is ideally placed to be at the forefront of development.

Our experience shows that the UK renewables industry has the necessary capability and ambition, when given the policy support and financial confidence, to allow projects to be commercially developed. TNEI Director James Mackay is excited by the opportunities that hydrogen presents:

'We have a long track record of advising and supporting our clients as the renewable energy sector has evolved. Our teams look forward to bringing our expertise onshore and offshore in key regulatory, technical and environmental aspects to bear and supporting the delivery of more extremely exciting projects'.

Within our Environmental and Engineering team, amongst a number of roles we are looking to fill in 2021, TNEI is seeking to recruit a skilled hydrogen technical specialist. Please visit our careers pages for full details of the post. 

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