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Ofgem gives green light for £260m Orkney electricity transmission link

The approval for SSEN to develop the 220MW power link is subject to conditions

Scottish developer breaks ground on subsidy-free onshore wind farm

The 46MW Crossdykes Wind Farm in Dumfries and Galloway will generate enough electricity to power nearly 45,000 homes

Banks Renewables behind CfD legal challenge

It has launched judicial review proceedings against what it says is the government’s discrimination of onshore wind in favour of offshore wind in its CfD auctions

Contracts for Difference bidding window extended after legal action

The process is expected to be delayed following the legal challenge from an unnamed complainant

New chair to lead key electricity sector delivery bodies

The Low Carbon Contracts Company and the Electricity Settlements Company were established to help deliver the Contracts for Difference and the Capacity Market schemes

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UK launches third Contracts for Difference round

The latest auction will support up to 6GW of new renewable energy, enough to power around 350,000 homes each year

Registration open for £60m CfD round

Projects will compete for a total capacity of 6GW for delivery years 2023/24 and 2024/25

Centrica and ENGIE to trade power from Moray Offshore Wind Farm

They have signed Power Purchase Agreements, starting from commercial operation which is scheduled for 2022

Government allocates £60m for next renewables auction

It is planned to be opened by May 2019

SSEN makes case for Western Isles transmission link

It would export renewable power to the national grid