The entities likely to benefit from the greater part of the fe ed-in tariff payments would seem to be Infinergy and its owner, a large Dutch construction multinational, Koop Holding.
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The details of the agreement between Infinergy and TRESOC have not been made public, but we are told that Infinergy is to have a minimum 51% holding, which would appear to give it complete control over the project for the next 25 years. If the project turns out to be a disaster for the locality (e.g. tourists stop visiting the Totnes area) TRESOC appears to have no right to halt the project.