ABO Wind won appeal for the 11-turbine Green Burn farm.

ABO Wind won appeal for the 11-turbine Green Burn farm.

ABO Wind has won planning permission on appeal for the 11-turbine Green Burn project in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. The German developer was cleared by Scottish government officials to build 126.5-metre hardware at the 33MW site near Alyth. The local authority had dismissed the project last year largely on landscape and visual grounds. Tips at […]

Windy Standard farm extension opposed.

Windy Standard farm extension opposed.

Councillors have gone against the advice of planning officials and decided to oppose wind farm plans in the Galloway hills. The scheme would see 20 turbines added to the current 66 already in operation at Windy Standard north of Carsphairn. The Scottish government will make the final decision but Dumfries and Galloway Council is being […]

Almost 100 contracts awarded at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.

Almost 100 contracts awarded at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.

Almost 100 Scottish contracts have been awarded as part of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) project off the north-east coast. At a community consultation at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, developer Vattenfall outlined the Swedish company’s plans and record to date. Vattenfall turbine package manager Kevin Metcalfe confirmed the contract total so far. He also […]

Vattenfall seeks local advice on wind farm’s £3mn community investment fund.

Vattenfall seeks local advice on wind farm’s £3mn community investment fund.

Vattenfall, the developer of the pioneering European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), is calling for local advice on getting the most from the wind farm’s £3mn community investment fund. Last year, the Swedish energy group announced it would set up the £150,000-a-year EOWDC fund to benefit people living in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and in the Blackdog […]

2-MW Loch Eilde Mor small hydropower scheme commissioned in Scotland.

2-MW Loch Eilde Mor small hydropower scheme commissioned in Scotland.

The £13.6 million (US$17.9 million) 2-MW Loch Eilde Mor high head run-of-river hydropower scheme located at Kinlochleven on the River Leven in the Scottish Highlands has been commissioned. The Loch Eilde Mor project features a 2-MW triple-jet horizontal Pelton turbine manufactured and supplied by Germany-based Kössler GmbH & Co. KG. Additional components of the project include: a […]

EDPR and ENGIE awarded long-term CfD for 950 MW offshore wind project in UK.

EDPR and ENGIE awarded long-term CfD for 950 MW offshore wind project in UK.

EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDPR”) and ENGIE are pleased to announce that, a joint venture company currently owned by EDPR (77%) and ENGIE (23%), has been awarded a 15-year Contract for Difference (CfD) [1] for the delivery of 950 MW of offshore wind generation at £57.50/MWh (in real 2012 terms). The contract was awarded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial […]

£920k boost to Scotland’s offshore wind ambitions

£920k boost to Scotland’s offshore wind ambitions

  A £920,000 programme to advance offshore wind research in Scotland has been announced by Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, which will be based around Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine, a demonstration offshore wind turbine located at the Fife Energy Park off the East Fife coast. The site is already a demonstration hub for businesses across the UK to test […]

Windfarm operators paid £3.1m to switch off turbines for one day.

Windfarm operators paid £3.1m to switch off turbines for one day.

Windfarm operators have been paid a record-breaking £3.1million – for turning off their turbines for a single day. They raked in the “constraint” payment as they had managed to produce more electricity than Scotland needed over a 24-hour period. Anti-windfarm campaigners said it was “disgusting” consumers would foot such a huge bill for the devices […]

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