Good news! We’ve laid foundations for two new wind turbines in Aberdeenshire. The turbines will be generating electricity by the summer of 2015, bolstering Scotland’s recent surge as in creating clean, green wind energy.
The two turbines are being constructed close to Auchtygills and Clayfords and will have a total capacity of 1.64 MW. All electricity generated by the pair of Enercon E-48 turbines will be delivered to the local electricity distribution network.
This development is underway just as impressive new figures reveal Scotland’s on-going purple patch of green energy capacity growth. Data released in December 2014 by the UK Energy Minister Amber Rudd shows that renewable energy in Scotland offset a whopping 12 million tonnes of CO2 in 2013 - the highest emission offset ever recorded in Scotland and a 14% increase on figures from 2012.
Scottish turbines generated around 812,890 MWh of electricity for the National Grid in November 2014, according to figures from WWF Scotland. That’s enough to meet the demands of 107% of Scotland’s households. Relatively, it’s almost five times higher than the equivalent wind power generated in the rest of the UK during the same period (where wind energy only met 22% of total household energy demand).
Incredibly, Scotland’s wind turbines generated enough energy to supply energy to every home in Scotland on 11 out of 30 days during November 2014. Our new turbines in Aberdeenshire will add further security to Scotland’s energy supply and reinforce the nation’s talked about reputation in the media as being ambitious for wind energy production.
edie.net: Scotland green energy offsets 12m tonnes of CO2:www.edie.net/news/6/Scotland-green-energy-offsets-12m-tonnes-of-C02-renewables [accessed 15.12.14]
edie.net: Scotland’s renewable revolution sets shining example for Lima: www.edie.net/news/6/Scotland-wind-power-generation-renewable-energy-statistics-2015 [accessed 15.12.14]