Scotland approves 22-turbine wind farm

A 22-turbine wind farm which is expected to generate £9 million for the local economy has been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Government. The Harburnhead project near West Calder […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A 22-turbine wind farm which is expected to generate £9 million for the local economy has been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Government.

The Harburnhead project near West Calder in Scotland will have a total generating capacity of up to 66MW – enough to power up to 31,000 homes.

Around 80 jobs are also expected to be created during the construction period. Developer Enel Viento SL will create a community fund to support local projects throughout the operational life of the wind farm.

Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “The Harburnhead wind farm will create jobs both in its construction and during its lifetime.”

Mr Ewing however refused permission for a similar-sized wind project in the same area.