EXCLUSIVE: New wind farm in Livingston may be allowed to operate without UK electricity generating licence

Amber Rudd, UK Minister for Energy4British Energy Minister Amber Rudd is set to allow a small Scottish onshore wind farm to operate –  despite not having an electricity generating licence from the Dept for Energy (DECC).

LDV Harburnhead Ltd. plans to build the Harburnhead onshore wind farm, a 52 MW onshore wind farm to be located five miles south of Livingston, with construction due for completion by October 2016.

The company is registered at an address in Queens Road, Aberdeen and has four directors.

Regulations under the 2001 the Electricity Class Exemptions Order permit ‘persons operating generating stations with existing energised connections on 30 September 2000 on condition that they did not provide more than 100 MW of power to the total system’.

Representations for or against the proposed exemption may be made by 21 April 2016 to:-

Chris Chown, Energy Market Framework, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Fourth Floor, 3 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HD (telephone: 0300 068 6085; e-mail: chris.chown@decc.gsi.gov.uk

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