ScottishPower Renewables Director, Keith Anderson, today joined pupils from Carsphairn and Moniavie Primary Schools to officially open ScottishPower Renewables' newest windfarm in Wether Hill.
This 14-turbine installation will deliver an output of 18 MW, enough green renewable energy for over 10,000 households. This in turn will displace more than 40,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases each year, the equivalent of taking 13,500 cars off the road.
Part of ScottishPower Renewables' continued voluntary commitment to the communities of Carsphairn and Moniavie, is the creation of a new community trust fund with the remit of supporting local projects and organisations. Over £40,000 will by invested by ScottishPower Renewables in this fund each year.
Keith Anderson, ScottishPower Renewables said: "Wether Hill is an important element of our wind development programme, and is a fantastic example of utilising Scotland’s abundant wind resources for environmental benefit."
Wether Hill becomes ScottishPower's 8th operational windfarm in Scotland. Wether Hill and the recently consented Harestanes windfarm further confirm ScottishPower Renewables as the leading operator of onshore wind, with 372MW of operational wind, and over 600MW approved or in construction, in our portfolio.