ScottishPower install first Greenknowes wind turbines

ScottishPower has erected its first wind turbines in Perthshire, it has emerged.

The utilities company is currently constructing a windfarm at Greenknowes, which, with its 18 wind turbines, will eventually produce up to 27 megawatts of energy - enough for over 15,000 homes, according to

Greenknowes windfarm is expected to be fully completed by the autumn, although electricity will be provided for the national grid by the summer, the news source reports.

Keith Anderson, director of ScottishPower renewables, commented on the Scottish government's considerable renewable energy targets, adding that the company is "delighted" to be working with Perth and Kinross in order to meet them.

"Greenknowes windfarm is an important element of our wind development programme and is a fantastic example of utilising Scotland's abundant wind resources for environmental benefit," Mr Anderson said.

In related news, this week saw the first time that an underwater turbine was connected to the national grid, as OpenHydro tidal power generated energy at the Open-Centre Turbine off Orkney in Scotland.

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