Sep 16, 2013 - German utility E.on AG (ETR:EOAN) will later this month present to the locals a proposal for an extension of the recently completed 50-MW Camster wind farm in Caithness, northern Scotland.
On Monday the company said it would hold Meet the Developer events in Watten and Lybster on September 25 and 26, respectively. The Camster II wind farm project is in the very early stages so E.on did not reveal any capacity details.
The proposed wind farm’s site between Watten and Lybster has been identified after Forestry Commission Scotland granted the company the right to study the potential for new wind energy projects in the Highlands, the developer explained. Already E.on has four operational wind farms in Scotland. The 25-turbine Camster facility came on stream in July this year.
Last week a new Audit Scotland report showed that Scotland would not reach its ambitious 2020 renewable energy target unless yearly capacity additions between 2015 and 2020 reach 1,250 MW. According to Audit Scotland, the country will be 3,733 MW short of the required 2020 capacity even if all 293 projects that were under construction or with planning permission in March 2013 reach completion. The independent body's report notes that most of the needed additional capacity will be delivered by wind turbines, both on and offshore.
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