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SSE Renewables to repower wind farm

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Energy Global,

SSE Renewables has welcomed the decision by Scottish Ministers to grant consent enabling the repowering of the Tangy wind farm on the Kintyre peninsula, Scotland.

Located around 10km north-west of Campbeltown, the existing Tangy I and II wind farms have been generating clean, renewable energy since 2003 as part of SSE Renewable's portfolio of nearly 2 GW of operational onshore wind farms across the UK and Ireland.

Tangy IV will see the existing 22-turbine site reduced to 16 turbines whilst increasing the installed capacity nearly fourfold from the current 18.7 MW up to a maximum of 80 MW. To enable this, the turbine tip-height will increase by nearly 20m to a total height of 149.9m.

The reduction in turbine numbers reflects the rapid development of wind turbine technology and will allow SSE Renewables to take advantage of much more powerful turbines to maximise the energy generation potential and efficiency of the site.

SSE Renewables are now considering the options for a route to market for the project ahead of taking a final investment decision.

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