Growing energy business unhappy at delays

A renewable energy company has complained about the necessity of going through planning hoops to connect projects to the grid.

Highlands-based Infinergy plans to double investment in Scotland with three new sites in Dumfries & Galloway and is preparing to move offices from outside Inverness to larger premises in the city as it boosts its operation.
“However,” chief executive Esbjorn Wilmar said, “we are concerned about the time it takes to go through all the hoops of the planning process but also the significant delays we experience with respect to connecting our consented projects to the grid.
“This causes delays in delivering on our commitments not only to contribute to Government targets but to deliver benefits to local people as well.”