EDF buys UK wind project from rival firm

EDF Energy’s renewable arm has agreed to buy a wind project in the Highlands from its rival E.ON. The Highland Council gave consent to build the 11-turbine Corriemoillie project in […]

By Priyanka Shrestha

EDF Energy’s renewable arm has agreed to buy a wind project in the Highlands from its rival E.ON.

The Highland Council gave consent to build the 11-turbine Corriemoillie project in March 2011.

It will have a capacity of more than 45MW – enough to supply electricity for around 24,000 homes.

Matthieu Hue, Director of Onshore Wind at EDF Energy Renewables said: “We are keen to start construction at the site and will first take the opportunity to meet and talk with local people about our building plans and how we intend to work with and support the wider community throughout the life of the project.”

The wind farm will be located in the Corriemoillie Forest near Garve in the Highlands.