EU transmission charges move welcomed

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SNP Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith has today (Wednesday) welcomed news that the European Commission (EC) has sent a letter to the UK government about the UK transmission charges methodology being discriminatory against the development of renewables in the North of Scotland.

OFGEM, the UK organisation which regulates the gas and electricity networks, operates a pricing structure that ensures electricity generators seeking to connect to the grid pay increased charges the further away from “the market” they are. This leads to electricity generators in Scotland paying considerably higher charges than others further south.

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