Infinis wind waits on Scottish vote

UK renewable power producer Infinis said it will wait for the outcome of the referendum on independence before building two wind farms in Scotland.

Infinis said the 43MW A’Chruach and 55MW Galawhistle projects are slated to be completed under the UK’s existing Renewables Obligation (RO) support mechanism.

It told investors they will enter construction “once the outcome of the Scottish referendum, and its potential effect on energy policy, is known”.

Energy has emerged as one of the key battlegrounds ahead of the 18 September vote, with both the Scottish and UK governments flexing their muscles over future arrangements.

Infinis, which has 274MW of UK onshore wind capacity in its portfolio, made the comments in a management update to investors.

It added: "We continue to make steady progress on the development pipeline and remain well on track to achieve our target of delivering 130-150MW in the next three years."