Plans aimed at creating more local employment by offshore wind farm developers could lead Scotland to disregard its targets for climate change, it said.
SSE Renewables’ managers, based in Perth –which is located off the coast of Angus and is the largest wind farms in Scotland –denounced new policies for “indigenous” business, arguing that the Scottish renewable energy projects could be put into practice.
SSE spokesperson said: “We think it important that these plans remain fair in the UK so that Scottish projects are not competitively disadvantaged by exposing Scotland to the risk of failure of their climate-change goals at future auction rounds. “Work created by the renewable energy sector in particular after a large number of redundancies at BiFab’s Arnish yard in Fife is becoming increasingly uncertain.
The Unions raised concerns that the Seagreen project’s work of 5 billion pounds was largely for foreign companies.
Economy Secretary Derek Mackay announced earlier this Semana that before a rental agreement to produce offshore wind power he wants to have renewable energy companies “agree on the supply chain obligations.”
It is feared that if the UK government’s critical contracts guarantee electricity prices would hamper projects based in Scotland. Unfortunately, most renewable energy projects are not commercially feasible without such governmental treaties known as the Difference Contract.
The spokesperson said: “Seagreen is the only Scottish offshore wind project to have been successful in The Competitive award process of the UK Contract for Difference (CFD) and we have prepared a robust supply chain strategy, in accordance with our contractual obligations, which was accepted by the UK Government.
He defended the undertaking to ensure that the Seagreen initiative is beneficial to local businesses.
Economics secretary Derek Mackay said that the recent projects did not give Scottish companies the significant economic opportunities they wanted.
“Through the outsourcing of our local supply chains, the Scottish Government has called on the offshore industry to do more, but recent deceptions suggest more.