SSE selects GE turbines for Scottish wind farm

GE will supply SSE Renewables with 33 GE 2.85-100 wind turbines for the Dunmaglass Wind Farm, located near Inverness, Scotland. GE specially designed these wind turbines for the project with a 70m tower so they meet the associated planning conditions that require a maximum tip height of 120m. The 33 wind turbines on the Dunmaglass Wind Farm will result in an installed capacity of 94MW.

SSE acquired the Dunmaglass Wind Farm from Renewable Energy Systems Group in May 2013. The wind farm is located on Dunmaglass Estate, near Loch Mhor, in the Monadhliath Mountains. The Scottish government’s target for renewable electricity generation is for renewables to generate the equivalent of 100% of gross annual consumption by 2020, with a new interim target of 50% by 2015. The Dunmaglass Wind Farm, with the support of GE, aims to help the Scottish government achieve its challenging renewable energy targets. “As wind energy continues its rapid growth in Scotland, we too are growing our business throughout the United Kingdom, and we are pleased to work again with SSE to help bring Scotland a cleaner power source”, said Cliff Harris, general manager of GE’s renewable energy business in Europe.

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