Italian renewable energy group to build new 10-turbine Highlands wind farm

Falck Renewables, the Italy-based developer, is to build a new 10-turbine Highlands wind farm about five miles west of Fort Augustus

The 35-MW Millennium South development  – an extension of the existing 26-turbine Millennium project – will generate up to £4 million in community benefit and support the creation of up to 50 jobs during construction.

Upholding the findings of the Public Local Inquiry Reporters to grant consent, Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “Once operational, Millennium South wind farm will producing enough electricity to power almost 20,000 homes and bring jobs and investment to local communities.

“Renewable energy sources generated a record 56.7% of gross electricity consumption in Scotland in 2015, helping support our world-leading ambitions to become a low-carbon economy.”

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