Infinis confident of delivering UK wind capacity targets under RO
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UK renewable power producer Infinis Energy Plc (LON:INFI) on Thursday said that its 109 MW of onshore wind capacity under construction will remain eligible for the Renewables Obligation (RO) support mechanism.
In response to the government's announcement that the RO will be closed to new onshore wind farms one year early, from April 2016, the company said it was awaiting more clarity on the planned grace periods, but was confident it would be able to fully build out its 130 MW-150 MW capacity growth target under the RO.
The 109 MW currently under construction are the 43-MW A'Chruach and 66-MW Galawhistle projects in Scotland.
Chief executive Eric Machiels said that onshore wind remained the renewable energy technology best placed to help achieve climate change goals at the lowest cost to consumers, an argument long repeated by the industry.