Scotland slams UK's FID exclusion

St. Andrew's House, Edinburgh

St. Andrew's House, Edinburgh

Scotland has slammed the UK government’s recent announcement that three Scottish offshore wind farms may be too expensive for an early investment contract, further ratcheting the tensions between the two with regard to renewables.

In early December the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) revealed a list of seven offshore wind farms which remain in contention for an early Contract for Difference (CfD) under the incoming Electricity Market Reform package.

Although some in the industry remain cynical about the government’s motivation for dangling early CfDs in front of some projects, others say they would allow for an earlier investment decision in some cases – adding much-needed momentum to the UK’s supply-chain.

Mainstream Renewable Power, whose 450MW Neart na Gaoithe project was one of the seven to make the cut in early December, seized Log in to read complete article.

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