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Scottish ministers grant approval for two major renewable energy projects

Official consent granted for a 20-turbine wind farm at Moy, near Inverness, and a combined heat and power biomass plant for the Port of Rosyth.

The Moy wind farm, which represents a £65 million investment by developer Eneco Wind UK Ltd, will have 20 turbines with a generating capacity of up to 66MW. When completed, it could power the equivalent of approximately 31,000 homes in the area, officials said.

The Rosyth plant, a £325 million investment by Forth Energy, would provide low carbon energy to the local area, and the equivalent of more than 40 per cent of the Fife Council area’s electricity needs would be met by the development.

Both projects would lead to the creation of a significant number of jobs, with the Rosyth plant bringing up to 500 positions to the area during construction, and 70 operational jobs based at the port. Forth Energy estimates the project will deliver £26 million of annual economic benefit per year to the area. Regarding the Moy wind farm, there will be up to 60 workers employed during construction, and the development will also provide approximately £7.5 million towards community benefit projects over 25 years.
 

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