Scotland to get new £100m wind farm

22 Sep 2010
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Scotland to get new £100m wind farm

Plans to spend around £100 million on a new wind energy development in Scotland have been displayed to residents in the area at a public meeting.

Debbie Chawner, a director of Fauch Hill Sustainable Energy, which is handling the west Lothian project, described the investment as "significant".

Speaking to the Scotsman, she said: "We really want to make this a 'best in class' project and the plans are not firm yet. We will consult with the local community over their ideas."

The 30-turbine proposals were shown off to locals at the Dalmahoy Hotel, near Edinburgh Airport, with 90MW of wind power set to be generated at the site located on the edge of the Pentlands Regional Park, should plans receive the go-ahead.

Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond recently revealed that Iberdrola, the owner of Scottish Power, is going to spend around £3 billion on renewable energy developments in the country.

The firm has already created 150 jobs in Scotland and more will be expected once the projects get underway. 

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