Kennedy Renewables lodges application for 19.2-MW Scottish wind scheme
Jul 18, 2014 - UK firm Kennedy Renewables said on Thursday it had filed a planning application to the Fife Council in Scotland for a 19.2-MW extension to its 24.75-MW Little Raith wind farm.
The proposed facility will include six turbines with tip heights of 126.5 metres (415 ft), the capacity of which will be similar to that of the existing plant’s machines. The developer initially planned to install seven turbines at the extension but last year reduced their number ahead of public consultations. The removed turbine, planned to be situated closer to the village of Auchtertool, “appeared isolated compared to the rest of the scheme,” according to Kennedy Renewables.
The project application includes proposals to build an educational and visitor centre at the Little Raith wind farm, the company noted.
The Little Raith wind park, powered by nine turbines, has been generating power since November 2012. Its annual output is enough to meet the demand of 14,500 local homes each year.
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