£195k ‘green’ grant awarded
College lands SP Energy cash
Dumfries and Galloway College has been awarded £195,000 towards renewable technology development.
The grant is from the £20 million SP Energy Networks Green Economy Fund.
The fund, set up earlier this year by the electricity network operator, supports the green targets of the Scottish Government to boost local economic growth, improve air quality across the country and deliver a better future, quicker.
SP Energy Networks’ chief Frank Mitchell revealed the successful projects at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum and urged other projects to apply for the next round.
He said: “Dumfries and Galloway College is leading the way in renewables education and local business support. The new facility will help expand the area’s green economy and accelerate local economic growth.
“The fund will provide them with the financial boost required to add quality and diversity.”
College principal Carol Turnbull said: “The fund will allow us to
provide access to a wider range of renewables technologies which will then be showcased in our new renewables STEM centre.
“The technologies will be used to provide practical solutions for our heating, power and water as well as being used as vital teaching
tools for the renewables sector. This gives us a chance to engage directly with businesses in a bid to boost the region’s green economy. It will also be used to provide support for vulnerable groups to ensure this facility benefits all areas of our community.”
Boost The college’s William Currie, right, with SP Energy’s Frank Mitchell