Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) and OGUK have signed a reciprocal membership agreement to reflect the aligned goals of supporting the energy industry to achieve net zero emissions.
AREG, the membership body for renewable energy in the north east of Scotland, and OGUK, the leading trade body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry, will work closely on low carbon project opportunities and promote the work of members within their organisations. The agreement demonstrates the close and enduring relationship between the oil and gas supply chain and the renewables sector.
Jean Morrison, chair of AREG, and Deirdre Michie, chief executive OGUK vowed to share resources and market intelligence to deliver a sustainable transition to a lower carbon future.
“There has been a longstanding connection between AREG and OGUK and I am pleased that we have been able to formalise this relationship to work closer together. The agreement will allow us to promote the energy transition in the north-east and highlight market opportunities. With decades of expertise in energy and engineering, Aberdeen and the north-east is well placed to deliver the energy transition,” Jean Morrison, chair of AREG said.
“This agreement underlines OGUK’s commitment to an inclusive, fair, and sustainable transition to a lower carbon future. We look forward to continuing our work with AREG which will help ensure that communities realise their potential through the energy transition,” Deirdre Michie, chief executive OGUK added.
Since 2003, AREG has worked on behalf of members to promote the capabilities of companies and organisations in the north east of Scotland and around the UK in the renewable energy sector. There are over 140 members from around the world.
OGUK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. It is a not-for-profit organisation, established in April 2007 but with a pedigree stretching back over 40 years. OGUK membership comprises around 400 organisations working in or providing services to the UK energy industry, located across the UK and overseas.