Monday 26 January 2015

First power generated at £62m UK wind farm

First power generated at £62m UK wind farm

A wind farm in Scotland, which will generate enough electricity for 27,000 homes when complete, has generated clean power for the first time.

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall said the first of 18 turbines at the £62 million Clashindarroch wind farm was switched on late last week.

The 36.9MW project will generate more than 110,000MWh of renewable energy – equivalent to making four billion cups of tea every year – as well as avoid 49,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.

Piers Guy, Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager said: “Vattenfall wants to build a wind business in Scotland that makes a telling contribution to Scottish climate change targets, helps keep the lights on and secure a robust Scottish wind power supply chain."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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