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Pumped Storage

EDM number 331 in 2015-16, proposed by Callum McCaig on 16/07/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Energy and Utilities.

That this House welcomes the inclusion of two pumped storage projects, SSE's Coire Glas, up to 30 gigawatt hours storage potential, and Scottish Power's Cruachan II upgrade, up to 7.2 gigawatt hours additional storage potential, in the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity's draft Ten Year Network Development Plan for 2016; notes that their inclusion will allow for the projects to be considered by the European Commission for inclusion on the EU's Project for Common Interest list of projects of significant cross-border importance; further notes that there is currently no supportive long-term public policy and regulatory framework in the UK to enable final investment decisions for large-scale storage projects to be taken; and calls on the Government to recognise the benefits that hydro pumped storage could provide to the British electricity system, by providing an investment framework that could allow Coire Glas to become the first hydro pumped storage project to be built in over 30 years in the UK which, alongside an upgrade to Cruachan, would more than double the large-scale energy storage capacity currently available on the system.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Callum McCaig16/07/2015Aberdeen SouthScottish National PartyProposed
Brendan O'Hara16/07/2015Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySeconded
Gavin Newlands20/07/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySeconded
Paul Monaghan20/07/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySeconded
Natalie McGarry20/07/2015Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Patrick Grady20/07/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySeconded
John McNally20/07/2015FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens20/07/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Philippa Whitford20/07/2015Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell20/07/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/07/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law20/07/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Ian Blackford20/07/2015Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty20/07/2015West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman20/07/2015Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day20/07/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray21/07/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows21/07/2015Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Alex Salmond21/07/2015Signed
Alison Thewliss21/07/2015Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black21/07/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson21/07/2015MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Michael Weir21/07/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
Paul Flynn21/07/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Kirsten Oswald21/07/2015East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Kirsty Blackman21/07/2015Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry07/09/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Roger Mullin07/09/2015Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh07/09/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry07/09/2015Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins07/09/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Stuart Donaldson08/09/2015West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
George Kerevan08/09/2015East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Peter Grant08/09/2015GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley08/09/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Cowan08/09/2015InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan09/09/2015Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Deidre Brock09/09/2015Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned

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