Project updates

These are the latest project updates for Neilston Greener Grid Park

This page provides general information about the project updates for Neilston Greener Grid Park.

Construction progress updates.


Project Updates

7 Feb, 2024
Community fund announced for environmental projects in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire

The Neilston Greener Grid Park Community Fund is open now and will support community and environmental projects located within a 3km radius of the site, with the majority of the fund covering the Paisley South West ward, for the lifetime of the project. 


5 Feb, 2024
Thank you for attending our Public Exhibition

Statkraft is grateful to everyone from the local community who attended the first of our two in-person public consultation events for Neilston Greener Grid Park.

23 Jan, 2024
You are Invited to our Public Exhibitions

We would like to reconnect with the local community about our plans for the site and are holding two consultation events to discuss our plans and next steps. 


Foxbar Community Centre  

Thursday 1  February 2024, 3.30pm - 7.30pm 

Thursday 7 March 2024 3.30 - 7.30pm  

29 Aug, 2023
Construction commences at Neilston Greener Grid Park

Statkraft has commenced construction at Neilston Greener Grid Park.

In April 2022 our planning application for Neilston Greener Grid Park was consented by the Scottish Government’s Department of Planning and Environmental Appeals Division.

9 Dec, 2022
Statkraft awarded National Grid Stability Pathfinder contract for Neilston Greener Grid Park

Following planning consent for the project, we are pleased to report that Statkraft now have a contract in place for Neilston Greener Grid Park to provide stability services to the operator of the National Grid, NGESO.

6 May, 2022
Scottish Ministers grant permit for Neilston Greener Grid Park

Last week, the Neilston Greener Grid Park project in Renfrewshire won its appeal and was granted planning consent by the Scottish Government.

The project was originally submitted into planning in January 2021 but was refused planning permission by Renfrewshire Council in October 2021.

18 Feb, 2022
Statkraft submits Planning Appeal at Neilston

Statkraft UK has confirmed it has submitted an appeal to the Scottish Government following Renfrewshire Council’s refusal of its proposal for a grid stability project at Neilston.

25 Nov, 2021
Statkraft releases latest annual Low Emissions Scenario report

For the sixth consecutive year, Statkraft have released its Low Emissions Scenario - an analysis of the energy world towards 2050.

19 Oct, 2021
Thank you for your feedback

Thank you to all residents and interested groups who took the time to engage with our consultation regarding our planning application for Neilston Greener Grid Park.

Application submitted to Renfrewshire Council

We are pleased to announce that plans for a Greener Grid Park have been submitted to Renfrewshire Council.

24 Nov, 2020
Ecological restoration plan leads to nomination for prestigious renewables award

Wildfires which devastated much of the Moray countryside in the north of Scotland last year have led to increased environmental benefits being proposed by Europe’s largest renewable energy producer.

13 Aug, 2020
Announcing our proposal for a Greener Grid Park at Neilston substation

Local residents and community leaders have been notified of a new proposal that will help the UK achieve its target of zero carbon emissions by 2050. 

12 Aug, 2020
Targets to reduce emissions in Scotland

The power sector continues to lead efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland, according to the latest report from the Committee on Climate Change (External link)(External link)(CCC).

12 Aug, 2020
Working to Net Zero will see nearly 50,000 jobs created in Scotland

Low-carbon electricity generation, from sources including wind and solar power, must increase by around 50% in the next decade alone to meet net zero targets.