2019-09-17
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/32210-cornwall-insight-scotland-renewable-energy-wind-capacity-cfd-network-charging

Network Charging Has Potential to Hinder Renewables Development

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Northern Scotland might face challenges

Official Press Release Cornwall Insight:

Network charging could dampen renewables optimism in Northern Scotland

Northern Scotland is home to a significant proportion of GB renewables, mainly onshore wind capacity. The region is likely to be a leader in new capacity developments too, with 800MW of Remote Island Wind (RIW) projects looking to develop in the Scottish Isles under the Contract for Difference (CfD) scheme.

The motives behind it are clear and include favourable load factor conditions, typically cheaper land costs and a more sympathetic planning environment than in England. These conditions continue to appeal to developers. However, for both existing and new projects, network charging could dampen this locational optimism and has the potential to hinder the development of renewables. James Brabben Consultant at Cornwall Insight, said: “The significant amounts of... ... More: Official Press Release Cornwall Insight

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Cornwall Insight, Scotland, renewable energy, wind capacity, CfD, network charging







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