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S5W-03297: Linda Fabiani (East Kilbride)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 29 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-26363 by Fergus Ewing on 4 August 2015, what the latest estimate is of jobs' potential, including modern apprenticeships in the energy sector, through the roll-out of smart meters.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 27 October 2016

This information is not centrally held.

However, Skills Development Scotland and the Energy Skills Partnership through their engagement with employers have forecast the need for approximately 2,000 Smart metering engineers in Scotland, as a result of the roll-out of smart meters.