REG Power Management and ESB enter into agreement to deliver two wind farms in Scotland

GeorgeConstruction, Development

  • Combined capacity of two concept stage windfarms up to 200MW
  • Two concept stage wind farms in Knockodhar and Greenburn

ESB and REG Power Management are pleased to announce the signing on Thursday 20 July 2017, of a Development Services Agreement spanning two concept-stage wind farms in Scotland ( and Greenburn).

It is anticipated that Knockodhar could accommodate up to 50 turbines and Greenburn, approximately 15 turbines; together the two wind farms will have a combined capacity of approximately 200 MW.

This new investment adds to ESB’s existing platform of 400 MW, which is being developed in partnership with Coriolis Energy alongside an additional partnership with Savills to deliver a further 35 MW project.

Dave McNamara, Renewables Manager at ESB, says that the partnership with REG Power Management will help the company grow its onshore wind business in Scotland. “Recognising the long term imperative to take fossil fuels out of our economies, onshore wind continues to be one of the most cost effective solutions in terms of new renewable electricity generation.

“This agreement builds on other successful partnerships in Scotland and both companies look forward to working together to provide development opportunities on these two sites of considerable potential.”

Matt Partridge, Development Director of REG Power Management commented: “We’re delighted to be partnering with ESB on two exciting Scottish windfarm opportunities which could individually and together make a significant contribution to Scotland’s clean electricity requirements, the local communities and broader climate goals.”

 

Image: Existing RPM development, Braich-Ddu