Jul 4, 2013 - UK utility SSE Plc (LON:SSE) said yesterday its renewable energy unit had revised a proposal for a wind park extension in Scotland's Ross-shire county to include 12 rather than 35 turbines with a total capacity of up to 36 MW.
SSE Renewables has filed for approval its amended project with the Scottish government.
The project was initially presented in 2012. Following consultation with shareholders and the local community, the developer decided to reduce the number and height of the turbines in order to limit the visual effects of the wind scheme.
The 36-MW facility will be an extension to SSE's 40-MW Fairburn wind park, which has been operational since 2010. The new wind system will use a large part of the already existing wind farm infrastructure and access roads.
If it receives the government's nod, the project is expected to fetch GBP 25 million (USD 38.2m/EUR 29.4m) to the local area and more than GBP 40 million to the region.
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