EDF Energy Renewables has commissioned the Fallago Rig wind farm in Scotland, one of the largest onshore wind farms to be built in the United Kingdom with a 144MW installed capacity.

Located on the Lammermuir hills in the Scottish Borders, it comprises 48 turbines with a unit capacity of 3MW supplied by Vestas. The wind farm’s annual output will be equivalent to the electricity consumption of around 90,000 homes.

The Fallago Rig wind farm was developed and built by EDF Energy Renewables, a joint venture owned equally by EDF Energies Nouvelles and EDF Energy, created to serve both companies’ shared ambitions in the UK renewables market.

Christian Egal, CEO of EDF Energy Renewables said: “We are proud to deliver this landmark development, a clear demonstration of our ability to handle very large-scale projects.

“With more than 400MW of onshore wind energy in operation and one offshore wind project in the final stage of construction, EDF Energy Renewables has become a major player in the UK renewable energy sector.”

The commissioning of two further wind farms - the 12MW Glassmoor II facility near Peterborough and the 6MW Boundary Lane project in Northumberland – brings the capacity installed by EDF Energy Renewables since the beginning of 2013 to 162MW, showing the acceleration in pace of EDF Group’s expansion in renewables activities in the United Kingdom.