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Sutherland wind farm approval

Planning consent has been granted for a wind farm which will generate 75.9 megawatts electricity or enough to power more than 35,000 homes - or around twice the number of homes in Inverness - with green energy.

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has approved the Strathy North wind farm, 5km south of the village of Strathy in Sutherland.

The wind farm will have 33 wind turbines, and will create up to 100 jobs in the local community during construction, as well as longer term roles. It will deliver more than 3.5 million pounds of community benefit during the 25 years it will operate.

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said:

"The Strathy North site is expected to create jobs during construction and will represent a significant boost to the local economy.

"Once it is up and running the wind farm will save thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, and will produce enough electricity to power more than 35,000 homes. Read more...



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