SPR, EEEGR Sign GBP 100K Sponsorship Deal

ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) has agreed a 2016 sponsorship agreement with the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) for five important industry events in East Anglia this year.

The deal comes on the back of ScottishPower Renewables’ final investment decision for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, which will see the £2.5 billion project go in to construction in 2017.

The company also recently announced that it will fund four scholarship places at the University of East Anglia for postgraduate students keen to continue their studies in energy engineering and environmental studies.

The ScottishPower Renewables sponsorship kicks off with EEEGR’s flagship Southern North Sea (SNS) conference (2-3 March). Other future events include a Skills event, delivered through EEEGR’s Skills for Energy programme, an East Anglia ONE Supply Chain event and EEEGR’s House of Commons reception.

Charlie Jordan, ScottishPower Renewables East Anglia ONE project director, said: “We have been really impressed at the number of people attending the EEEGR events and feel this is a great way for us to showcase East Anglia ONE and the subsequent three windfarms ScottishPower Renewables is planning to build off the East coast. It also gives us a great opportunity to meet with an array of potential suppliers and demonstrate the company’s long term commitment to East Anglia and its economic prosperity, as the region offers the best opportunity for offshore wind in the UK.”

Simon Gray, EEEGR CEO, said: “We’re delighted ScottishPower Renewables is sponsoring these important events; East Anglia ONE is just the start of ScottishPower Renewables’ plans for the East Anglia Zone so the company will play a significant part in the future of the East of England energy industry.”

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