Our company was formed to develop proposals for a large-scale wind farm (150-200 MW) in the North Isles of Shetland, Yell and Unst. We are currently hard at work along with these communities to devise a scheme that will dovetail with other proposed renewables projects to provide electricity to UK customers from one of the best wind resource regimes in the world.
Onshore wind farms on the Scottish islands with planning consent are able to bid for electricity contracts, known as Contracts for Difference (CfDs), in three auction rounds between now and 2020, against each other and offshore wind farms.
The first project in Shetland to enter this process later this year will be the Viking Energy wind farm, which if successful will require an interconnector cable to allow it to export electricity to the UK grid. This connection would also allow other projects with planning consent and a CfD to be developed.
With the support of a range of experts, we are carrying out all the necessary survey work required to be able to submit a planning application to the ECDU (Energy Consents and Deployment Unit).