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Prospect has expressed shock and opposition to the announcement that National Grid has not selected Scottish Power owned Longannet power station to be part of its voltage stability contract.

Prospect, the union representing engineers and professionals in the energy supply industry, will today [Monday] raise the issue of the threatened Longannet power station at a meeting with shadow energy minister Tom Greatrex

On the eve of a key meeting in the Scottish parliament, Prospect is calling on all the major political parties to push for changes to electricity transmission charges and create a level playing field for Scotland’s electricity industry.

Prospect has held talks with Scotland’s energy minister Fergus Ewing to secure the future of the Longannet power station in Fife.

Prospect, representing 1100 staff at energy company Scottish Power, has welcomed first minister Nicola Sturgeon's intervention over the threat to Longannet, Scotland’s largest power station.

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