E.ON gets go-ahead to build wind farm in the Highlands

E.ON has been granted planning permission to build a new wind farm of up to 47.5MW near Garve in the Highlands of Scotland.

The 19-turbine site was granted planning consent by the Highland Council and will have the potential to power approximately 21,000 homes, based on an average annual domestic household consumption of 4,700kWh.

E.ON owns and operates Scotland’s largest dedicated biomass power station in Lockerbie and also Robin Rigg, the first offshore wind farm in Scottish waters, which was completed last year.

The company is currently building two onshore wind farms in the Highlands, one near Caithness and the other at Rosehall.

Earlier this year, E.ON won the exclusive right to explore the potential for new wind-energy projects on two lots of land owned by Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS).