Scotland okays 60-MW Cairn Duhie wind farm, rejects Crossburns

Wind farm in Scotland. Author: Neil Williamson. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.

October 16 (Renewables Now) - The Scottish government earlier this month approved the 60-MW Cairn Duhie wind farm and turned down the application for the 75-MW Crossburns wind farm.  

RES UK & Ireland Ltd has secured planning consent for the Cairn Duhie project, which will feature 20 turbines, located near Ferness, Nairnshire in the Highland Council area.  

The developer said it expects the local economy to benefit from more than GBP 5.6 million (USD 7.4m/EUR 6.3m) of inward investment during the construction of the wind farm and the first year of operation.

The Crossburns project of West Coast Energy Ltd, a developer acquired by Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) several year ago, however, has failed to obtain permit in a decision that is in line with the Reporters' recommendation. The project called for the construction of 25 turbines near Aberfeldy in Perth and Kinross. The Reporters have concluded that the project's adverse landscape effects would outweigh its benefits.

(GBP 1 = USD 1.326/EUR 1.124)

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