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PUMPED STORAGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 331: tabled on 16 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Aberdeen North
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Newport West
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Luton North
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Dundee West
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Glasgow North West
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
East Renfrewshire
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Gordon
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Angus
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Central Ayrshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.