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E:ON UK drops 30 MW project in Argyll and Bute

E.ON UK has pulled back from developing its 30 MW An Suidhe wind project in Argyll and Bute on economic grounds, according to the company. E.ON had planning permission for 24 turbines. The site has a power purchase contract awarded under Scotland's previous support regime -- the highly competitive Scottish Renewables Order (SRO). But since the UK's Renewables Obligation (RO) was introduced, a number of developers that have their SRO contracts look less attractive by comparison. Jason Scagell from E.ON UK Renewables says: "This remains an excellent site for a wind farm but despite considerable effort and significant investment on our part our contractual obligation under the SRO makes the scheme economically unattractive."

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