Scottish council okays Element Power’s 41-MW wind plan
Wind turbines. Photo by: Element Power (www.elpower.com).
UK-based Element Power has obtained approval to build a 40.8-MW wind farm in Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway Council, the developer said on Thursday.
The Windy Rig wind park will consist of 12 turbines that will be an extension to the already consented Windy Standard wind project near the village of Dalry. Once operational, it is expected to produce electricity for more than 20,000 households, the developer estimates.
The planning application for the project was initially filed with the Dumfries and Galloway Council’s planning committee in May 2015. According to the UK firm, the scheme will bring GBP 7 million (USD 9.4m/EUR 8m) to the Scottish economy. It comes with a community benefit fund that will provide GBP 200,000 per year to nine community councils.
Element Power says on its website it has 85 MW of wind projects under construction or in the development stages in the UK and 462 MW in Ireland.
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