SSE proposes 27-turbine wind farm

SSE Renewables is proposing to build a 27-turbine wind farm at Sutherland in Scotland. The renewables arm of energy supplier SSE submitted its plans to the Scottish Government this week […]

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By Vicky Ellis

SSE Renewables is proposing to build a 27-turbine wind farm at Sutherland in Scotland.

The renewables arm of energy supplier SSE submitted its plans to the Scottish Government this week following a period of public consultation.

A public exhibition was held in early December 2011 to inform the local community of the final design.

David Gardner, SSE’s Director of Onshore Renewables said: “We believe this is a well-sited project and we have worked closely with key consultees to refine the design.

“Whilst this key milestone now places the project in the hands of the planning process, we are very keen to work closely with the local communities in order to ensure that they’re kept fully informed and involved in the process.”

Power generated would be transferred via underground cables to an on-site substation. It is expected that construction would take around 18 months.