Remote Scottish island communities have welcomed news the European Commission will not stand in their way when submitting windfarm plans in the next Contract for Difference (CfD) auction round. A UK Government consultation launched last December sought to change the definition of remote island wind-energy in order that it might compete with larger developments. While having enormous potential for electricity generation, thanks to strong winds, as well as new jobs and work for local suppliers, island windfarms face higher costs due to their location and transmission requirements. According to the government, whose consultation runs until March 8, this makes them different from other onshore projects and suitable, therefore, for its CfD auctions. Under the CfD scheme, qualifying projects are guaranteed a minimum price at which they can sell their electricity.
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