Thursday, 24 March 2011

E.ON wins planning approval for 47.5MW wind farm in Scotland

E.ON has secured planning permission from the Highland Council to build a new 47.5MW onshore wind farm near Garve in the Scottish Highlands.

The wind farm will consist of 19 turbines which can provide renewable electricity to power approximately 21,000 homes every year.

E.ON regional director of renewables in the UK Dave Rogers said the development will not only provide clean renewable electricity for Scotland, but will also enable the nation to meet its renewable energy targets.

Currently, the company is building two onshore wind farms in the Highlands, one near Caithness and the other at Rosehall.

The company also owns and operates a biomass power station in Lockerbie and Robin Rigg, which was completed in 2010.

Earlier E.ON also won the exclusive right to explore the potential for new wind energy projects on two lots of land owned by Forestry Commission Scotland.

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