New Scottish wind farm planning applications from E.On, Brookfield Energy, while Ecotricity jettisons Borders bid

scottish-government-logoThe following new planning appeals and/or  applications for new Scottish wind turbine developments under S.36 have been made recently to the Scot-Govt energy consents department:

  • E.On – one of the Big Six British energy providers – wants to build the 19-turbine Golticlay wind farm in the Highlands with a proposed generating capacity of up to 64.6 MW. However, it has applied for permission to build a total of 47 turbines, each with a maximum blade-height of 130 metres.
  • Edinburgh-based Brookfield Energy Partners have applied for permission to build a 50MW-capacity wind farm at Bachan Burn in Argyllshire, comprising 17 turbines.
  • Meanwhile, the Ecotricity Group – the all-renewable energy supplier – has withdrawn its plans for a new wind farm in the Borders.The Inch Moor wind park would have had a generating capacity of up to 51MW from the proposed 16-turbine development.

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