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Scottish Power is looking to recruit 350 trainees over the next three years, in order to support the expansion of its power networks.
30-Mar-2015


Scottish Power is considering plans to invest £600m in the expansion of its hydro power plant at Ben Cruachan near Oban.
11-Feb-2014


Scottish Power has submitted proposals to Ofgem to invest £5.2bn in its distribution network between 2015 and 2023.
02-Jul-2013


Scottish Power has unveiled plans to create a further 2,500 jobs over the next ten years, including engineering and support jobs in Scotland, North Wales and Merseyside.
18-Apr-2013


Scottish Power has announced the creation of 300 new jobs at the Response customer service call centre in Glasgow, and a further 40 jobs are being created through a new boiler maintenance contract with Sierra Support Services.
11-Oct-2012


Scottish Power has selected Helical Bar as preferred bidder to build a new 14-storey 220,000 sq ft headquarters for 1,500 staff in Glasgow city centre by 2015.
31-Jul-2012


Scottish Power is looking to recruit 300 engineers to work on the upgrade of its Scottish electricity network.
28-Feb-2012


Scottish Power and Scottish & Southern Energy have won approval to invest £7bn in the upgrade of the Scottish electricity grid over the next ten years, with the creation of 1,500 jobs.
24-Jan-2012


Scottish Power is reported to be considering the former Elphinstone Tower site in Glasgow as a potential location for a new 220,000 sq ft headquarters, and staff would relocate by 2014.
09-Jan-2012


Scottish Power is to invest £3bn in its electricity networks and renewable energy projects in Scotland over the next ten years, with the creation of 1,500 jobs.
18-Aug-2011


Scottish Power is to submit plans to build a gas-fired power station of up to 1,200MW near Bristol.
07-Jun-2011


Scottish Power has won government approval to build a new £500m 1,000MW gas-fired power station at Medway in Kent.
26-Jan-2011


Scottish Power Renewables has submitted plans to build a 396MW 132-turbine wind farm at Kilgallioch Forest in Dumfries & Galloway.
22-Mar-2010


Scottish Power Renewables has submitted plans to Charnwood Borough Council to build a wind farm with four turbines at Queniborough in Leicestershire.
31-Dec-2009


Scottish Power Renewables has won permission from the Scottish government to build a further 36 turbines at its new Whitelee wind farm in East Renfrewshire.
21-May-2009


Scottish Power has unveiled plans for a new £500m 1,000MW gas-fired power station at its Damhead Creek site in Kent, with the creation of 50 permanent jobs.
12-Mar-2009


Scottish Power is seeking permission to expand the number of turbines at its £300m Whitelee wind farm near Glasgow from 140 to 221.
19-Jan-2009


Scottish Power is planning to develop up to 2,400 offshore wind turbines around the UK, and will form a partnership with Vattenfall of Sweden to bid for a third round of licences being issued by the Crown Estate.
11-Nov-2008


Scottish Power is planning to invest more than £100m in the development of tidal power projects off the coasts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, and a new turbine factory will be built in Scotland.
29-Sep-2008


Scottish Power has unveiled proposals to install carbon capture and storage technology at the Longannet coal-fired power station in Fife, which would involve the transportation of waste carbon dioxide for permanent burial under the North Sea.
15-Sep-2008


Scottish Power Renewables has submitted plans to Powys Council to redevelop Llandinam wind farm in mid Wales, by replacing the existing 103 turbines with 42 larger machines.
12-May-2008


Scottish Power has won permission to build a 213MW wind farm with 71 turbines at Harestanes in Dumfries & Galloway by 2010.
11-Sep-2007


Scottish Power is considering plans to invest £1.5bn in the conversion of the coal-fired power stations at Longannet in Fife and Cockenzie in East Lothian to use clean coal technology.
18-May-2007


Scottish Power has submitted plans to Fife Council to build a £60m biomass power station in Kincardine by 2010, with the creation of 70 jobs.
27-Apr-2007


Scottish Power has acquired the Hatfield Moor gas storage site in South Yorkshire from Edinburgh Oil & Gas for £11m.
19-Dec-2006


Scottish Power, the Glasgow-based power generation and distribution group, is to be acquired by Iberdrola of Spain for £11.6bn.
29-Nov-2006


Scottish Power has won planning permission to build a £300m wind farm with 140 turbines at Whitelee near Glasgow by 2009.
02-May-2006


Scottish Power is to close the Longannet and Cockenzie coal-fired power stations in 2015, having decided not to install emission filters required by new European regulations.
14-Nov-2005


Scottish Power is planning to spend £750m expanding its wind farm division, increasing capacity from 250MW to 1,000MW by 2010.
11-Aug-2005


Scottish Power is to sell its PacifiCorp electricity generation and supply business in the US to Berkshire Hathaway for £5.1bn.
25-May-2005


Scottish Power is to link up with the Co-op to develop a wind farm with eight turbines on a Co-op farm in Coldham, Cambridgeshire, by the end of the year.
11-May-2005


Scottish Power has won permission to set up a £20m wind farm with 14 turbines at Wether Hill in Dumfries & Galloway by 2006.
15-Mar-2005


Scottish Power is to open a new £6.5m customer service centre in Hamilton in January, with the creation of up to 150 jobs.
18-Nov-2004


Scottish Power is to recruit a further 90 staff at its new customer service centre in East Kilbride over the new few months.
24-Aug-2004


Scottish Power has announced plans to set up a chain of 200 super-pylons from Kilmarnock to Kendoon, as part of a £400m electricity upgrade scheme that will also include three new sub-stations.
07-Jun-2004


Scottish Power has bought the 800MW Damhead Creek power station in Kent from the creditors of Entergy for £318m.
03-Jun-2004


Scottish Power has won planning permission to build a £100m underground gas storage facility at Byley in Cheshire.
20-May-2004


Scottish Power has won planning permission to build the £130m Black Law wind farm near Edinburgh.
16-Feb-2004


Scottish Power has announced plans to invest £1.1bn in the expansion of its UK and US electricity and gas operations over the next 18 months, including a £208m gas-fired power station in Utah.
05-Nov-2003


Scottish Power is considering plans to stop importing coal via Hunterston on the Clyde in order to set up its own shipping terminal at Burntisland, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
19-Feb-2003


Scottish Power is to expand its US energy business with the £118m acquisition of Aquila's Katy gas storage facility and four other storage sites in Texas.
09-Aug-2002


Scottish Power has won permission from Argyll & Bute Council to build a £20m wind farm with 35 turbines at Cruach Mhor, Glendaruel, and local companies will now be invited to tender for up to £3m in contracts.
07-Jun-2002


Scottish Power has submitted plans for the development of a £70m wind farm on the site of an abandoned open-cast mine at Forth in South Lanarkshire.
24-May-2002


Scottish Power has announced plans to sell Southern Water to a newly-created investment vehicle called First Aqua for £2.05bn, which is expected to lead to a follow-on sale to Vivendi of France.
11-Mar-2002


Scottish Power has submitted plans for the development of a £150m wind farm at Whitelee Forest near Glasgow.
23-Jan-2002


Scottish Power has announced plans to upgrade the electricity network in the Borders region at a cost of £11m, which will create about 100 jobs.
28-Nov-2001


Scottish Power is expected to appeal against Cheshire County Council's rejection of its plans to build a £70m gas storage and processing plant at Byley.
22-Oct-2001


Scottish Power has won permission to build a £10m electricity substation on a 20-acre site at Aldermans Seat Farm near Gretna.
29-Aug-2001


Scottish Power has announced plans to build a £150m windfarm at Whitelee Forest near Glasgow by 2003, which will involve the construction of 140 turbines.
01-Aug-2001


Scottish Power has sold its electrical appliance servicing business to a management buy-out for undisclosed terms, which will secure the future of 140 of the 320 jobs in Cumbernauld and Castleford.
27-Jul-2001


Scottish Power, British Energy, BP and other UK energy groups are expected to benefit from US government plans for a major expansion of the power sector, which will include new nuclear plants and the exploitation of Alaskan oil reserves.
18-May-2001


Scottish Power has started testing wind speeds on the Ardeer Peninsula in Ayrshire with a view to setting up a 33-turbine wind farm, although a number of other sites are also being considered for the project.
13-Feb-2001


Scottish Power is to revive plans to build a £400m gas-fired power station at Enderby in Leicestershire, which would create 40 jobs.
27-Nov-2000


Scottish Power has sold its Hamilton-based electrical contracting business to Alstom for undisclosed terms.
19-Jul-2000


Scottish Power is planning to set up a new company called Calanais to provide a global e-business service for the utility sector, and it will employ about 600 people at offices in Glasgow and Chester.
02-May-2000


Scottish Power is planning to vacate its Borders depot in the centre of Galashiels and relocate most of the 70 administrative staff to new offices out of town.
09-Mar-2000


Scottish Power is planning to build a processing plant and underground natural gas store at Middlewich, in partnership with ICI Chlor-Chemicals.
03-Mar-2000


Scottish Power has won government approval to build a 45MW combined heat and power station at SmithKline Beecham's factory in Irvine, Ayrshire.
24-Feb-2000


Scottish Power is planning a £20m project to build 50 wind turbines and associated infrastructure at Campbeltown.
24-Feb-2000


Scottish Power is planning to open at least 12 electrical superstores this year.
31-Jan-2000


Scottish Power is to create 100 jobs at its call centre in Falkirk, in order to sell electricity and gas to consumers and small businesses and to pilot new initiatives such as e-business.
23-Aug-1999


Scottish Power is planning to set up a Welsh language call centre in Caernarfon for its Manweb electricity business, creating 30 jobs.
07-May-1999


Scottish Power is to merge with PacifiCorp, the US electricity utility, in a £4.2bn deal, and the combined business will be named Scottish Power and based in Glasgow.
08-Dec-1998


Energy Direct is looking to recruit 200 sales people in Wolverhampton to sell gas and electricity on behalf of Scottish Power.
13-Nov-1998


Scottish Power has sold Greenhill Enterprises, the landfill and mineral extraction company acquired with Southern Water in 1996, to Haul Waste Group, the South West Water subsidiary, for £10.6m.
05-Nov-1997


Scottish Telecom, the Scottish Power communications business, is to combine its mobile services operation with the Scottish division of Martin Dawes Telecommunications enabling it to offer integrated fixed and mobile services and giving it access to Martin Dawes' advanced billing system.
02-Sep-1997


Scottish Power has sold IT Southern, the computer services division of its Southern Water acquisition, to ICL for £10.8m.
15-Apr-1997