Scotland to get 200MW onshore wind farm

An onshore wind farm with a capacity of 200MW will be built in Scotland. EDF Energy Renewables is responsible for developing and constructing the project. The Dorenell Wind Farm consists […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

An onshore wind farm with a capacity of 200MW will be built in Scotland.

EDF Energy Renewables is responsible for developing and constructing the project.

The Dorenell Wind Farm consists of 59 turbines which could generate enough electricity to power around 138,000 homes.

The company claims it will be one of the largest onshore wind projects in the country.

It is scheduled to be connected to the grid by 2018.

EDF Energy Chief Executive, Vincent de Rivaz said: “In taking on the development of the largest planned onshore wind project in Scotland, we intend to boost its output using our world-leading research and development expertise. This expertise is dedicated to building a low carbon future in the UK and covers activities from electricity generation to energy efficiency in customers’ homes and workplaces.”

EDF is also developing the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station which received an initial £2 billion from the UK Government and £6 billion from China.

The UK Government will scrap subsidies for onshore wind projects from April 2016.