Build Scotland Logo For Mobile
Time and date
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORY
Share this page
Construction News
15/12/2017

Consultation Launched On CfD Scheme Proposals

Construction News Image
The UK Government has launched a consultation on proposed amendments the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme.

The discussion, which ends on 09 March 2018, includes proposals to allow remote island wind projects to apply for CfD during the next competitive auction for less established renewable technologies in spring 2019.

In its Clean Growth Strategy, the Government revealed up to £557 million will be available for future auctions.

A 2013 report for the UK and Scottish governments concluded that wind projects on the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland could supply around 3% of the UK's total electricity demand. More than 750MW of wind projects with planning consent on these islands could be eligible for the next auction.

If a sufficient number of projects are successful in the auction, it could pave the way for construction of new transmission links which would deliver a range of wider and longer term benefits and cost savings to the renewables industry and to the island economies.

eco insulate

The consultation asks for views on other changes the government is considering making to the CfD, including proposals to increase the efficiency requirements for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Advanced Conversion Technologies (ACT) as technology improves. Changes are also proposed to ensure that costs of future projects can be accurately forecasted and that future schemes continue to drive carbon emission reductions.

UK Energy Minister Richard Harrington said: "We've placed clean growth at the heart of our new Industrial Strategy. We are cutting emissions while keeping costs down for consumers, creating high value jobs and growing the economy.

"We are delivering on our commitment to support remote island wind projects, which have the potential to benefit local communities."

UK Government Minister for Scotland, Lord Duncan, added: "Wind projects in the remote islands of Scotland have the potential to generate substantial amounts of electricity and cut emissions, supporting economic growth and delivering lasting benefits for communities.

"Enabling these projects to compete in future auctions will reinforce the UK's position as a world leader in renewable generation, as well as providing Scottish jobs in any projects supported."

To view the consultation, visit here.

(LM/MH)

Latest Construction News

23/04/2018

Up to 30 new homes for social rent have been built in West Dunbartonshire. The scheme in Dalmuir marks the third and final phase of Link Group's 10-year regeneration project at the 6.5-acre site, which now contains 164 new homes. Prior to construction starting, the site housed 292 flat tenement pr
23/04/2018

Financial close has been reached on the £55 million Inverurie Community Campus project in Aberdeenshire. Preparatory works have already commenced on site and full construction is set to shortly follow. The development will be built by Robertson Construction to replace the existing Inverurie Academ
23/04/2018

ScottishPower is to become a major partner at the HALO urban regeneration initiative in Kilmarnock. The energy giant has teamed up with The HALO Scotland to lead in The HALO's Innovation and Enterprise Centre and its Digital and Cyber Zone. Overall the £5 million, five-year programme will; • Expl
23/04/2018

Residents are being invited to submit their views over future developments at Stornoway Harbour. A number of public exhibitions are being held as part of a continuing consultation process on ambitious proposals that will bring significant benefits to the town, such as the development of a deep wate
23/04/2018

West Lothian Council has announced it is selling the former Cunniger Hall in Mid Calder. The property, which is being sold for £65,000, has been vacant since the playgroup/nursery ceased trading and was declared surplus to the Council's operational requirement in November last year. A council spok
23/04/2018

Dundee City Council has teamed up with Homes for Scotland (HfS) to help meet the housing needs of residents. The partnership aims to improve the lines of communication between member companies and the council, while HfS will encourage home builders to promote the wider community benefits that resul
23/04/2018

CMS Window Systems has won a contract worth over £10 million to carry out work at the £100m Atlantic Square development in Glasgow. The contractor will design, manufacture and install a range of aluminium windows, doors and façade elements for the mixed-use development on York Street. The project
23/04/2018

Repair works are continuing on the A801 Avon Gorge Road in Falkirk. The road was closed for five weeks of emergency repairs in March after significant cracks appeared on the route, causing a potential danger to motorists and road users. The closure has now been extended until 18 May due to 'unfore
23/04/2018

Up to £500,000 is being invested to restore a city centre monument and buildings on Union Street in Aberdeen. The conservation work is being supported by the Aberdeen City Heritage Trust, along with Historic Environment Scotland and the city council, with Trust grants amounting to £200,000 and the
23/04/2018

More than £500,000 has been secured for environmental improvements in Glenrothes town centre. The project, which is jointly funded by SUSTRAN Community Links and Fife Council, will see new leisure and retail facilities developed on North Street, as well as a new CISWO club on South Street while the
QTS Training LtdMcMillan Contracting LtdJSJ Foam Insulation LtdTHT Scaffolding Company Ltd.Pinefield Glass LtdCyclone Steel BuildingsMorris & Spottiswood LtdRichardson and StarlingAHL Scaffolding LtdNorthcote Services
Terms and Conditions