French cable manufacturer Nexans has completed the connection of the 88MW Kype Muir onshore wind farm to Scotland’s power grid.
The 132kV, 16-kilometre long underground power cable means SP Energy Networks’ wind farm can now send renewable energy to local homes, businesses and other organisations.
The 26-turbine site will work towards Scotland’s target for renewable energy resources to provide 100% of the country’s gross annual electricity consumption by 2020.
Onshore wind already accounts for more than 74% of installed renewable capacity in the region.
The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre officially opened in Scotland’s Aberdeen Bay at the end of last year.