Environmental Planning Specialist
Grant Douglas is an Environmental Planning Specialist at SP EnergyNetworks (SPEN), part of the ScottishPower group of companies. SPEN take electricity generated from power stations, windfarms and other utilities and transport it through a vast network, providing power on behalf of supply companies to over 3.5 million customers. With over 10 years of experience in sustainable development and Environmental Impact Assessment Grant has delivered numerous high profile projects across the UK and is leading SPEN efforts to modernise the approach to planning and development.
Grant has most recently worked on the planning and delivery of the 220km Beauly to Denny transmission project, developing a unique approach to the planning of mitigation. Alongside the future planning of almost £8bn of investment in the transmission network, he is also working on a £500m UK wide project to mitigate the impact of transmission infrastructure in nationally designated areas. In developing a sustainable approach to these outputs he has recently been working a wide range of stakeholders to examine the practical applications of natural capital accounting and ecosystem services valuation.