Wind farm in Scotland. Author: Andrew Hill. License: Creative Commons. Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic
Dec 12, 2014 - British firm Infinergy said yesterday it had lodged planning applications to increase the capacity of its consented Dorenell wind farm in Scotland to 190.2 MW.
The redesign will include the addition of four turbines of 3.3 MW each that will lift the estimated output of the complex by 37%. The applications were filed with the Energy Consents Unit of the Scottish government.
According to Infinergy’s managing director Esbjorn Wilmar, the additional turbines will provide power for over 39,000 homes and help save 82,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions each year.
Infinergy currently has permission to install 59 turbines of up to 3 MW apiece in Moray, northern Scotland. It was given the go-ahead for the 177-MW project by the Scottish government in 2011, but grid connection is scheduled for 2018. Construction costs for the Dorenell scheme are estimated at over GBP 250 million (USD 393m/EUR 317m).
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