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SSE explores RO for Stronelairg

240MW wind farm in Scottish Highlands will feature 67 turbines

SSE explores RO for Stronelairg image

SSE is exploring a potential route to market under the fast-expiring Renewables Obligation regime for its around 240MW Stronelairg wind farm in the Scottish Highlands.

The utility devleoper said it is "undertaking further work to see whether it will be possible to accredit the project under the RO”.

It said this will be considered as part of any final investment decision and that it would provide a further update on 28 September.

SSE had previously written off any chance of Stronelairg meeting RO deadlines. Original consent granted in summer 2014 was confirmed by a court ruling this summer that overturned a challenge by the John Muir Trust.

The wind farm will feature 67 turbines in the Monadhliath mountains south of Loch Ness at a site close to SSE’s operational 100MW Glendoe hydro project (pictured).

Image: SSE

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