Engie building 10-MW wind farm in Scotland

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French utility Engie is constructing a 10-megawatt wind farm in Scotland.

West Coast Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Engie, broke ground for the construction of Cairnborrow wind farm on August 3. And the project is expected to be completed late next year.

The five-turbine facility sited near Huntly in Aberdeenshire will be able to generate adequate electricity to meet annual power needs of more than 6,300 homes.

Aberdeenshire Council had granted planning permission for the project last August and gave consent for the construction of a fifth turbine in June.

Ten percent of the profits from the wind farm — not less than GBP 5,000 ($7,800) per MW of installed capacity per year — is to be paid into a community benefit fund over the 25-year lifetime of the project, a report on seenews.renewables states.

Ajith Kumar S

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