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Farmers and landowners developing larger-scale (500kW+) renewable energy installations should consider alternative ways of selling electricity to improve the profitability over exporting directly to the grid. So says energy consultant Charlie Ward of New Stream Renewables, who reports growing interest in “private wire” connections between energy generators and neighbouring businesses, plus more interest from councils looking to source energy locally. Private wire agreements essentially allow an energy generator, such as a farmer with an AD plant or wind turbine, to […]