EDF Renewables opens first wind farm

EDF Energy Renewables’ first wind farm was unveiled in Scotland today. The 19-turbine facility is in Longpark, near Galashiels, in the constituency of Scottish Secretary of State Michael Moore, who […]

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By Kelvin Ross

EDF Energy Renewables’ first wind farm was unveiled in Scotland today.

The 19-turbine facility is in Longpark, near Galashiels, in the constituency of Scottish Secretary of State Michael Moore, who carried out the opening ceremony.

The turbines can generate enough electricity to power 19,000 homes a year and is EDF Energy Renewables’ biggest project to date in the UK.

Mr Moore said: “Opening this wind farm is a further step in developing Scotland’s renewable energy infrastructure and a great example of how we are harnessing our natural geography to produce renewable energy. The energy generated here will power up to 19,000 homes and reduce CO2 emissions by around 43,000 tonnes.”

EDF Energy Renewables chief executive Christian Egal said:”Longpark is good news for EDF and also for Scotland. This wind farm will contribute to the Scottish government’s ambitious renewables targets of 80% of electricity to be generated from renewable sources by 2020.”