Giant Scottish wind farm gets green light, but can it secure route to market? Vattenfall granted consent for 170MW South Kyle Wind Farm, prompting fresh questions over whether government will support low cost onshore wind projects
Business Green 4th July 2017 read more »
The Scottish government has given consent for a 50-turbine wind farm straddling the border between East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. Developer Vattenfall welcomed the decision on its South Kyle scheme. The £190m proposals went to a public inquiry in 2015 after an initial planning application two years earlier. The company said the decision was good news for climate change targets but added there was a “long way to go” before the farm was operational. The wind farm is located near Dalmellington, Patna, New Cumnock and Carsphairn. “The Scottish government’s consent decision for this scheme is reassuringly robust,” said Guy Mortimer, Vattenfall’s UK head of development for onshore wind.
BBC 3rd July 2017 read more »