Vattenfall proposes 16 new turbines for Scottish forest

Vattenfall has proposed installing 16 new turbines close to one of its existing wind farms in Scotland. The Swedish energy giant is now seeking opinions from experts and the general public regarding the planned additions to […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Vattenfall has proposed installing 16 new turbines close to one of its existing wind farms in Scotland.

The Swedish energy giant is now seeking opinions from experts and the general public regarding the planned additions to the forested area surrounding the Clashindarroch Wind Farm.

Vattenfall’s Project Manager Andrew Bennett, said: “Vattenfall’s Clashindarroch Wind Farm has been successfully generating clean, green electricity for 18 months now. On the back of this success, we would like to build further wind turbines in the Clashindarroch Forest area.

“Clashindarroch II will provide the local community with the chance to own part of the wind farm in addition to having a community benefit fund to invest locally.”

Vattenfall’s ambitious targets to significantly increase output from its wind business align with Scotland’s goal of delivering half of all its energy demand from renewables by 2030.

The firm will also have to submit a request to the Scottish Government as part of the process needed to consider the project’s environmental impacts.

The Scottish Government has granted planning consent to add 10 turbines to a wind farm in the Highlands.