E.ON wins right to develop wind energy on Scottish lots

Energy provider E.ON has won the exclusive right to explore the potential for new wind energy projects on two lots of land owned by Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS).

E.ON estimates that the two awarded lots located in the north and west of Scotland have the potential to generate around 500MW or enough renewable electricity to power more than 270,000 homes annually, based on an average annual domestic household consumption of 4,700kWh.

The Germany-based company will now begin detailed assessments of the land in order to understand its potential before submitting proposals to the commission and considering the submission of planning applications.

FCS will be an active partner in any proposed developments.