The company planning to build a solar farm near Uriarra Village has announced new community consultation that it hopes will end some residents' ''bloody-mindedness'' on the issue.
But the description has been taken as an insult by some residents, who said the villagers were protecting their views and investment.
Elementus Energy confirmed on Thursday its intention to lodge the development application for the 10-megawatt farm this year, but said it would first fund an additional consultation and public information process through the use of public relations companies in Sydney and Canberra.
In a statement, Elementus managing director Ashleigh Antflick said he wanted this to end the politicking on the renewable energy plans, which had not been fact-based.
''There has been too much political posturing and, in my view, bloody-mindedness in relation to this proposal, and that stops now,'' Mr Antflick said.
''There is no such thing as simply moving the site,'' he later said on Friday.
''This whole piece of rhetoric is some of the bloody-mindedness we are talking about - it's a simple tagline, [but] switch the site isn't an informed view.''
Mr Antflick said the new consultation process would help residents have their say after earlier conversations had broken down.
''After the last attempt … they delivered a correspondence through their strata manager that they could not see any point in having a discussion with us,'' he said.
Local resident David Fintan, one of those who attended a meeting with Mr Antflick on September 3, said the residents' key issue to discuss was a moving of the site.
''We told him what we wanted to talk about. He said he didn't want to talk about that, that it is not negotiable,'' Mr Fintan said. Jessie Agnew, a member of the village's solar farm working group, said the criticism was an insult to residents.
''If it was impacting his lovely views, or impacting his property values, I'm sure he would be as 'bloody-minded' as anyone here.''
Ms Agnew said money spent on consultations would be better used shifting the site away from the 100-home residential area.
''If this [consultation] is something that they're not required to do, then good on them … saying they're going to give people a chance to give feedback is one thing, but acting on it is another,'' she said.
The Australian-owned energy company released figures indicating the solar farm involved an investment of $25 million, and said it would create an estimated 70 construction jobs and 10 continuing positions.
"The fact is that this proposal will be highly beneficial in terms of green energy production, local jobs and local investment," Mr Antflick said.
"Another fact is that in order for these benefits to be realised, a balance needs to be struck between environmental, economic and social considerations."
The lodging of the development application for the 40-hectare solar farm has taken longer than initially expected, with Mr Antflick indicating on August 23 he believed it could be filed in about two weeks.
Elementus said it expects details, including timelines, on its consultation process to be released later this month.
A number of Uriarra residents met with Mr Antflick in the weeks after the ACT Government granted the company the right to receive a feed-in tariff on August 19, and a delegation met with Sustainable Development Minister Simon Corbell two weeks ago to further express concerns for the planned site.