SSE to invest £200m in Scottish wind farm project

Power supplier SSE has agreed to buy a wind farm project near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, in which it plans to invest around £200 million. The energy company acquired […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Power supplier SSE has agreed to buy a wind farm project near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, in which it plans to invest around £200 million.

The energy company acquired the 33-turbine Dunmaglass project from Renewable Energy Systems Group (RES) and expects to begin full construction later this year. When completed, the wind farm will have an installed capacity of 99MW – with projected output expected to be more than 350GWh every year.

Jim Smith, Managing Director – Renewables at SSE said: “Dunmaglass is a well designed project which benefits from an excellent wind resource compared to typical onshore sites.

“As an established operator and responsible developer of renewable projects in the area, we have a long-standing commitment to the local community and businesses. We intend to honour the commitments already made in connection with this project and ensure that real economic and social benefits flow into the area.”

The project is expected to be completed in early 2016.