Jul 23, 2014 - ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) today obtained governmental approval to build an up to 69-MW wind project in the South Ayrshire Council area, southwestern Scotland.
The company, which is part of Spanish power utility Iberdrola (MCE:IBE), intends to start construction of the wind park later in 2014. SPR first filed a planning application for the scheme in April 2005, but had to scale back the initial plan because of its expected impact on the landscape.
The Dersalloch wind project in South Ayrshire will comprise 23 turbines which will produce enough electricity to power about 32,500 households. The wind farm is seen to bring up to GBP 8.6 million (USD 14.7m/EUR 10.9m) in funds for the local community over its 25-year operational life.
SPR also pointed out that it expects to complete the 389-MW West of Duddon Sands offshore windfarm in the East Irish Sea this year. The company is developing this project, valued at GBP 1.6 billion, jointly with Denmark’s Dong Energy A/S.