Scottish renewables progress hampered by grid connection charges, MPs say. The Scottish Affairs Committee has today called for transmission charges and grid investment to be equally shared across the UK to help strengthen the Scottish renewables sector.
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SCOTLAND’S renewable energy sector is being held back by UK grid connection charges, a cross-party groups of MPs have concluded. The Scottish Affairs Committee is calling for an urgent review of the costs which it fears is also putting the country’s green power industry at a disadvantage compared to the sectors in England and Wales which pay no or lower fees. Under the current system, charges apply to connect to the grid in Scotland, but in Wales developers are actually paid to connect to the grid. In a report published today, the Commons committee said the issue will affect the development of renewable projects in Scotland as it reduces confidence in investment, which can create jobs and deliver a just transition.
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