Renewables firm gets go-ahead for solar farm

28/05/2018 08:46 Renewable


Renewables firm Elgin Energy has been granted Scottish Government consent for a 50 megawatt solar farm at Milltown Airfield near the Moray town.

The project is the largest of its kind consented in Scotland to date and is the first to be approved by the Energy Consents Unit (ECU), which rules on developments of 50 megawatts or greater.


It will be developed on approximately 285 acres of the former RAF Airfield, which was decommissioned in the 1970s, on land owned by the Innes Estate.


Elgin Energy managing director, Ronan Kilduff, said: “This large-scale project is the fruition of the commitment and vision between Elgin Energy, Innes Estate, Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution, National Grid, Savills and the rest of our professional support team.


“The ECU, Moray Council and all parties involved in the planning process have been highly engaging and we are delighted with this outcome.


“We would hope to begin developing this project in the early 2020s. Elgin Energy is continuing to invest in Scottish solar and across the UK to accelerate the transition to a low carbon, secure and affordable UK energy system.”


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17/09/2018 11:30:00

Oil crude prices were almost steady on Friday after the previous session's sharp decline caused by worries about lower demand. However, prices recouped losses to end the week higher, stimulated by earlier gains on supply constraints from Iran following U.S. sanctions. WTI crude closed 0.6% up at $68.99 a barrel, while Brent price edged slightly down at $78.09 a barrel.


SSE seeks nod for 80-MW wind repowering project in Scotland

17/09/2018 09:12:00

UK energy group SSE is seeking permission for a repowering plan that will lift to 80 MW the capacity of a 18.7-MW wind farm in Scotland.


Russia to take on Australia and Indonesia in Asian coal market

17/09/2018 09:05:00

SUEK, Russia’s largest coal producer, intends to boost sales to Thailand, Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries.