Edintore Wind Farm: Consented

 

 

vento ludens is celebrating its second wind farm approval in Scotland. On 24 August, following an appeal, planning permission was granted for 6 turbines by the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals. The future wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 21 MW and will be built at Edintore, 3 km south of Keith in Moray.

 

The project will generate roughly 53,000 MWh annually. This will be enough clean energy to meet the average electricity needs of for 11,277 homes.

 

82 % of local residents who responded to a pre-application consultation survey agreed that this is a good site for a wind farm. Only 2 individual objections were received and the local community council did not object. This is most unusual for a development of this size.

 

The company’s managing director, Dr Jay Butler, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the decision to grant consent for the Edintore development. The proposal, which has been under close scrutiny over the last year, is an important step in our programme of supporting renewable energy in Scotland”.

 

She added: “The whole vento ludens team is delighted by the decision and is looking forward to the next steps to get this project under way”.

 

Depending on the grid connection date the wind farm is planned to be operational by the end of 2014. As stated within the Planning Application vento ludens will offer community ownership in the wind farm.