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Renewables Businesses On show At UK's Biggest Energy Exhibition

23rd May 2006

A wide range of renewable energy technologies and businesses from the Highlands and Islands will be on show at All Energy in Aberdeen - the UK's biggest energy exhibition - on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th May.

Fourteen organisations will be exhibiting under the new HI-energy brand, which has been created to represent the extensive renewable energy resources, infrastructure and expertise that the Highlands and Islands has to offer.

Representing the marine energy sector will be the Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre and Alness-based AWS Ocean Energy. Environmental consultants Aquatera and Aurora, both from Orkney, will be attending as will Glenelg-based equipment suppliers Chillwind and Ullapool-based geothermal heat pump specialists Invisible Heating.

From the manufacturing sector will be Stornoway-based Camcal, Argyll-based Vestas Celtic and Ross-shire based Isleburn Mackay and Macleod.

Trade groups, the North of Scotland Industries Group (NSIG) and Highland Renewable Energy Group (HiREG), and renewable energy forums from Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles will showcase the wide range of renewable energy business expertise that exists across the Highlands and Islands.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the Highlands and Islands Community Energy Company (HICEC), and the local authorities from Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles will also be promoting the many opportunities that exist for new renewable energy developments in the region.

Elaine Hanton, head of renewable energy at HIE, said: "This will be the sixth year that HIE has attended this exhibition, which really is the key date for the renewables calendar in the UK.

"We are delighted to have so many Highlands and Islands businesses exhibiting this year, which will showcase the wide range of renewables activity that is being undertaken in our region to an international audience. By having such a variety of organisations uniting under the Highlands and Islands renewable energy brand, we can better promote the area, its successes and of course the huge potential that exists for further renewable energy development."

 

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