EDF Energy Renewables buys Corriemoillie wind farm project
EDF Energy Renewables has agreed to acquire the Corriemoillie wind farm project from E.ON Climate & Renewables UK Developments Limited.
The site for the project, which has yet to be built, is located in the Corriemoillie Forest near Garve in the Highlands. It was developed by E.ON and was granted planning consent for 19 turbines by The Highland Council in April 2011.
EDF Energy Renewables are looking to build the project as soon as possible. Once built the wind farm is expected to have a capacity of over 45MW - enough to supply the annual needs of approximately 24,000 homes.*
Matthieu Hue, Director of Onshore Wind at EDF Energy Renewables said:
“This is an excellent project and we are pleased to be adding it to our growing portfolio.
“We are keen to start construction at the site and will first take the opportunity to meet and talk with local people about our building plans and how we intend to work with and support the wider community throughout the life of the project.”
* Please note these figures are based on onshore turbines operating at 26.24% capacity (2009-2013 average load factor for onshore wind from Digest of UK Energy Statistics) and assuming 4,192 is the average UK household electricity consumption in kW hours (based on DECC’s “Energy Consumption in the UK” (July 2014).
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