Date lodged: 10 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what resilience testing there has been of Peterhead; how quickly it can power a black start, and what capacity it can deliver.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 11 August 2017
Testing of Peterhead is a matter for Scottish and Southern Energy as the station owner/operator, liaising with National Grid. Peterhead does not have black start capability, as it requires power from the network to begin generating, but could play an important role in fully re-establishing power supplies to the grid.