Community Windpower plans for wind farm in Scotland: The Scottish onshore wind farm operator has proposed plans to construct a 525MW wind farm in Southern Scotland in Dumfries & Galloway.
The project will involve 75 turbines and is anticipated to make enough energy to power 572,000 homes and counteract 931,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
The wind farm, which is estimated to deliver £1.8 billion of benefits in the local economy, will also accommodate energy storage facilities as well as a visitor centre, that will give tourists the opportunity to walk around and learn more about the project and climate emergency.
Stuart Walker, Community Liaison Officer at Community Windpower, announced: “Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm will contribute a total of £262.4 million in business rates to Dumfries and Galloway Council.
“This money can support the provision of vital local services and facilities, in turn helping to improve education, employment and socioeconomics for the local authority area.”
Community Windpower plans for wind farm in Scotland