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Engie sparks 10MW Cairnborrow

Five-turbine project will generate funds for Aberdeenshire communities

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Engie has started operations at the 10MW Cairnborrow wind farm in Scotland.

The five-turbine project is located 6km north west of Huntly in Aberdeenshire.   

The project will provide local communities in the area with either a guaranteed annual payment of £5000 for each megawatt of installed generation capacity or 10% of the profits – whichever is the higher value – as a community benefit fund.

Engie renewables development director Rob Tate said: “We are delighted to announce that Cairnborrow wind farm is now generating clean electricity and helping Scotland meet both its energy needs and its decarbonisation targets.”

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