Infinergy gets clearance to redesign 39-MW wind project in Scotland
Wind farm in Scotland. Author: Neil Williamson. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.
Infinergy Ltd has been granted approval on appeal by the Scottish government to change the design of the 39-MW Tom nan Clach wind farm project.
The wind farm was consented in 2013. At the start of the year the Highland Council initially rejected an application by the UK wind farm developer to use 13 slightly larger turbines instead of 17, while keeping the scheme's capacity at 39 MW.
"The redesign will increase the renewable electricity generated on the site by approximately 26%, using fewer turbines and their associated infrastructure," Esbjorn Wilmar, managing director of Infinergy, said in a statement today.
Infinergy has secured a Contract for Difference (CfD) for the wind farm. The company started construction of the access tracks this summer and is now pleased that "it will be the better project that gets to be built."