Sep 13, 2013 - Wind Prospect Developments Ltd, the 30/70 joint venture of Wind Prospect Group Ltd and EDF Energy Renewables, on Thursday unveiled a proposal for a 48-MW wind farm near Kilry in Scotland.
The Saddle Hill project, which is in the early stages of development, envisages the erection of as many as 22 turbines of 2-MW each. The machines will be 125 m (410 ft) high when measured from ground to the tip of the blade.
The developer calculates that a wind farm of that size in the area can generate enough power for some 23,000 local households. Wind Prospect is to hold a public meeting on September 26 to present the project to locals and hear their views and suggestions.
Just yesterday a new Audit Scotland report showed that Scotland would not reach its ambitious 2020 renewable energy target unless yearly capacity additions between 2015 and 2020 reach 1,250 MW. According to Audit Scotland, the country will be 3,733 MW short of the required 2020 capacity even if all 293 projects that were under construction or with planning permission in March 2013 reach completion. The independent body's report notes that most of the needed additional capacity will be delivered by wind turbines, both on and offshore.
EDF Energy Renewables is the UK arm of EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), which is turn is the renewable energy unit of French utility EDF (EPA:EDF).
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