Two Scottish wind farms given the go-ahead

The Scottish Energy Minister today gave permission for two wind farms to be built, which could power homes for 90,000 people. The Dorenell wind farm in Moray will see 177MW […]

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By Tom Gibson

The Scottish Energy Minister today gave permission for two wind farms to be built, which could power homes for 90,000 people.

The Dorenell wind farm in Moray will see 177MW of installed turbines as a result of £250 million of investment. The Scottish Government say that the project will generate at least £93 million in direct benefits for the Scottish economy.

The second project, a six turbine, 21MW extension to the 104MW Muaitheabhal wind farm in Lewis will add capacity to power an additional 9,000 homes. Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “These two projects will provide a significant boost to the economy and to our efforts to become a green energy powerhouse.”

Scotland hopes to create 100% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.