Green energy infrastructure investment is being jeopardised by British regulations that favour EU electricity imports. In new analysis put together by RIDG (Renewable Infrastructure Development Group), a member company of RenewableUK, the transmission charges set by the regulator Ofgem and paid by electricity generators in the country are criticised in comparison to competing European generators. On average the report suggests EU generators pay £0.46/MWh in transmission system charges. However, in Scotland the average is £6.42/MWh as of 2021. This difference is even starker in the windy north of Scotland where the price spikes to £7.36/MWh.
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