Vattenfall announced on 9 January that it has submitted a project proposal for Clashindarroch II wind farm, Aberdeenshire.
The 77MW scheme would consist of 14 new turbines, each with around a 6MW capacity. The turbines are expected to generate enough electricity to meet the equivalent demand of more than 55,000 UK households – approximately 2.5 times as much power as the existing turbines on site. The project is also expected to offset more than 70,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
Alison Daugherty, Project Manager for Clashindarroch II, said: “Scotland has set its goal to reach net zero by 2045, and renewable energy projects such as this will provide the platform for the decarbonisation of homes, businesses and transport needed to reach this ambition. Onshore wind can make a significant contribution, and we can deploy more powerful turbines than ever before. In fact, with one rotation of the blades, the turbines proposed for Clashindarroch II could power an average home for 16 hours.”