Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has sold its 100 per cent interest in three wind farms with a total capacity of 96.8MW to Infinis for £173.6m.
The three wind farms are: Dalswinton (30MW) and Minsca (36.8MW) in Scotland, the electricity from which is sold to a third party; and Slieve Divena (30MW) in Northern Ireland, the electricity from which will be sold to SSE through a new power purchase agreement.
SSE sold its interest in the Ardrossan wind farm to Infinis in May 2010.
Gregor Alexander, finance director of SSE, said: ‘While we are planning long-term growth of our wind energy portfolio throughout the UK and Ireland, we have always said that we will use disposals and acquisitions to optimise our wind-farm portfolio, and this sale is consistent with that.
‘I believe this is a good deal for SSE and Infinis — two companies with a strong commitment to renewable energy.’