Ecotricity submits new Borders wind farm application

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By DARA BUTTERFIELD

Ecotricity – which claims to be the world’s first ‘green’ electricity company, has submitted a planning application for a new wind farm in the Scottish Borders.

The Inch Moor wind park project wold generate up to 51.2MW in the site located near Duns. The project is for 3.2 MW 16 wind turbines which would have a maximum blade tip height of 126.5 meters.

Ecotricity submitted a scoping request to the Scottish government at the end of 2013. Following the receipt of a scoping opinion in March 2014, the firm reduced the number of turbines from 19 with a maximum tip height of 130 m.

The wind farm is expected to produce around 148GWh of electricity per year, enough to meet the power needs of up to 29,834 local households.

In the documents about the project, the company noted that it has so far built 59 turbines and has a further 39 consented and awaiting construction.

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