Ecotricity files application for 51.2-MW wind farm in Scotland

Wind park in Scotland. Author: Ian Dick. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

August 19 (SeeNews) - UK green energy supplier Ecotricity on Tuesday submitted a planning application to the Scottish government for its up-to-51.2-MW Inch Moor wind park project.

The planned wind farm is to be located near Duns in the Scottish Borders and will consist of up to 16 wind turbines of up to 3.2 MW each. The machines, with a maximum blade tip height of 126.5 metres (415 ft), are expected to produce almost 148 GWh of electricity per year, enough to meet the power needs of up to 29,834 local households. Ecotricity submitted a scoping request to the Scottish government at the end of 2013. Following the receipt of a scoping opinion in March 2014, the firm reduced the number of turbines from 19 with a maximum tip height of 130 m.

In the documents about the project, the company notes it has so far built 59 turbines and has a further 39 consented and awaiting construction.

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