Statkraft banks on wind turbines surviving at Fosen

After the Norwegian Supreme Court's October ruling declared Europe's largest onshore wind farm's license invalid, Statkraft is still waiting for clarification on whether the wind turbines installed at Roan and Storheia will be allowed to remain in place.

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The future is once again uncertain for two wind farms Roan and Storheia in Norway's Fosen complex, and the only thing settled now is that the machines were illegally installed on site.

Fosen's development, the Norwegian Supreme Court ruled in October, violated the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The GW-scale onshore wind complex, the largest of its kind both in Norway and Europe, infringes upon the rights of indigenous Sami people to practice their culture of herding reindeer, the court found.

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