SSE gets nod for 162-MW wind farm extension in Scotland
Dec 11, 2012 - SSE Renewables, a unit of UK utility SSE Plc (LON:SSE), today said it had received council green light for a 162-MW extension to its 350-MW Clyde wind farm situated between Biggar, Abington and Moffat in Scotland.
The approval was granted by the South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Borders Council. The wind farm extension project still needs government consent, with a decision expected to be issued in 2013, SEE Renewables said.
The proposed extension will consist of 54 turbines and will be located to the northeast of the Clyde wind facility. Three of the turbines will be located within Scottish Borders Council boundary, while the other 51 machines are to be installed within South Lanarkshire Council area.
If approved, the Community Investment Fund related to the Clyde extension could receive about GBP 20 million (USD 32.2m/EUR 24.8m) during the lifetime of the project, SSE said.
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