E.ON welcomed the news yesterday afternoon (22 March) that it has been granted planning permission to build a new wind farm up to 47.5MW near Garve in the Highlands.
The 19 turbine site was granted planning consent by the Highland Council and will have the potential to power approximately 21,000 homes every year with renewable electricity, enough for almost two thirds of Inverness homes.
Dave Rogers, Regional Director of Renewables for E.ON in the UK, said: “This is excellent news. The development can not only help Scotland meet its renewable energy targets but also help to provide clean renewable electricity for the country.
“We’re really looking forward to working with the local community and to developing a site that we can all be proud of.”
E.ON currently owns and operates Scotland’s largest dedicated biomass power station in Lockerbie and Robin Rigg, the first offshore wind farm in Scottish waters, which was completed last year. E.ON is also currently building two new onshore wind farms in the Highland, one near Caithness and the other at Rosehall. The business also opened a new office in Inverness earlier this year.
Earlier this year E.ON also won the exclusive right to explore the potential for new wind energy projects on two lots of land owned by Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS).