Comment posted on Scottish Power Renewables announces another delay for proposed Tiree Array by Karl Hughes
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- Thanks Tim…I like concise information and this hits the nail on the head. Yes Tilley is generating cash for the island and projects on the island…
Nutshell: I take it what you mean is that you would prefer the contractual arrangement between the owners of Tilley and local consumers to be direct, rather than going through an electricity supply company.
Correct this is what I would have liked to see…
the bit about “but it would have to compete with the other suppliers in the market presumably”. gets up my nose as this is the point at which the venture moves over into the realms of cash generation for middle men.
As you can probably gather…economics are not my strong point…hopefully the environment and people is..
- Hi, these are my personal views….I am sorry if you get negative or indeed harsh retort regarding your views on Tilley…I get fair few myself because of my views on the Tiree Array. Always feel free to say high when I am home… we can chat.
I support community renewables for one reason…and I hope at sometime legislation and finance will allow this to happen in regards to Tilley. That the initial electricity generated is not sold into the grid and that the energy is consumed locally.
Surplus energy is a different matter and this could feasibly over a short distance (Coll?) be exported this is unfortunatelly not the case on Tiree “at the moment”
Eigg is a better example of an independent system.
I do not agree with multi-national companies developing huge windfarms for cash revenue…this is not a noble quest to reduce CO2 output…this is the generation of cash for shareholders…look at Iberdrolas profit margins…it is immoral and pushes people into fuel poverty..
I would rather Tilley had never arrived on Tiree for a use other than local generation….and I wish Tiree would make true use of a good thing for “all” the folk who live on our isle…maybe this will happen sometime ? what happened when the export cable was down for “X” amount of months ?
Tilley kept turning and generating “0″…insurance was paid…who covers that insurance ?…the electricity should have been used on the Island.
- Or on that basis 150 000 000 GBP to decommission Argyll aka Tiree array (@1Gw) ?
150000 x 1000 ? am I wrong ?
- Square peg round hole springs to mind !
- Thats much better Webcraft…a complete post without angst…well done…I agree on some parts.!
Our lives are finite…and folk are doing their best to address man made climate change…however, to destroy wilderness areas or their ‘Holistic” whole is not the way to go about it…cut off the nose to spite ones face ?
We get back again to the old facts: we waste 40% of what we generate…we subsidise foreign companies to come into the UK and destroy the aforementioned wilderness land and seascapes…we rush through legislation which confuses the citizens, the multi-nationals and indeed the government itself…we grant permissions to build before effects are known…etcetera, etcetera..
Community renewables and saving are the way to go…my favorite phrase still stands ” the nobel quest to save the planet has been hijacked by big business and multinational companies to generate cash” what is so wrong about my last statements. ?
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No the question is….will the English government overule the local council in the way that the Scottish government overules our local councils ( ref: Wind power stations) ?
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Aye…for two days after they laid the roads…thing needs to be on the island for a month.
A&B came over to a consultation and sent over a patching machine … the patching machine does what it says on the can increases the patches…
- A814 community not informed on road-resurfacing
Who ever the contractor is lets hope they do a better job than the ones that have completely knackered the roads on Tiree…. they came, sprayed tar, spread chippings….did a bit of cleaning up and then went.
We now have heaps of loose gravel on the surface of the roads…even more in the passing pockets…bare patches of tar and more potholes than ever… seems rather than steam clean the roads prior to the re-surface, that they simply sprayed over any grass in the roads and every cow pat. The cow pats have become potholes and the grass/weeds are doing well.
Biggest worry when riding a bike or motorcycle is slipping on the chippings…its only a matter of time before somebody gets injured ( hopefully not too badly) only a matter of time before somebody hopefully sues A&B…
Anyhow, as the old saying goes “prior prep prevents poor performance” typically A&B failed on the 5 P’s.
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