ScottishPower Renewables has welcomed the decision of Dumfries & Galloway Council to approve the building of a windfarm at Ewe Hill.
Located 15km from Lockerbie, the windfarm will comprise of six turbines and will produce enough clean green energy for up to approximately 10,000 homes. This development was initially part of an earlier application for 22 turbines which SPR is still progressing.
As part of ScottishPower Renewables’ commitment to the community around Ewe Hill, a fund will be set up to support local projects, with approximately £20,000 being invested in the fund each year.
ScottishPower Renewables now has over 1200MW of clean, green electricity generating capacity in operation, construction and consented and is the UK’s largest operator of onshore windfarms.
Simon Christian, UK Director, ScottishPower Renewables said: “This announcement is tremendous news, not just for ScottishPower Renewables, but also for Scotland’s renewables targets.”
“We have spent considerable time working on this project and to gain this consent is great reward for the efforts of all our team.”
NOTES TO EDITORS:
ScottishPower Renewables is part of Iberdrola Renovables, the largest wind energy company in the world with an installed capacity of close to 11,000 MW at the end of 2009, and a pipeline of over 57,400 MW. ScottishPower Renewables had over 800 MW of installed capacity at the end of 2009, and a pipeline of 5,115 MW.
Iberdrola Renovables has a presence in 23 countries around the world.
The company is already the largest developer and generator of on-shore wind energy in the UK, with Europe’s largest wind farm at Whitelee which was completed in May 2009.
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