Falck Renewables to extend Scottish presence
MILAN—The Scottish government has authorised the extension of the Millennium wind park in the Highlands.
On February 6 Falck Renewables S.p.A released the news that it had received the right from the Scottish government to extend the Millennium wind farm, situated near Invergarry, 8 kilometres from Fort Augustus in the Scottish Highlands. The wind farm’s extension will see the addition of ten new wind turbines.
The park is currently made up of 20 turbines and support infrastructure. Each turbine can produce up to 2.5 megawatts a day of electric energy. The park currently has the capacity to provide the basic electricity needs of around 27.900 families, meaning that dependence on sources of energy that do more harm to the environment is reduced. In fact, the wind farm’s production means that we save up to 90.000 tons of carbon dioxide being pumped into the atmosphere every year, that would be produced by a plant burning fossil fuels in order to produce electricity.
"We will evaluate this expansion," said Toni Volpe, CEO of Falck Renewables S.p.A. "As part of the strengthening and expansion of the Group's policy, in line with the Business Plan presented last November. Scotland remains a market of great interest for Falck Renewables. The extension of the Millennium wind farm will help strengthen relationships with the local community. At the same time, the Scottish Government is continuing its efforts to build on the great potential of Scotland, which is preparing to become a hub for clean energy. "
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