Work has been completed at a new Highlands wind farm to connect its
turbines to the National Grid so that it is ‘energised’ and therefore
capable of providing power from Monday (12 Sept).
Situated about 15 miles south of Inverness, the 33-turbine parc at
Dunmaglass is SSE’s highest wind farm at 2,100-ft above sea level. It has
an installed capacity of 94.05MW.
Because of its geographical position, Dunmaglass is ideally located to
benefit from the strong winds in the area. But the potential for adverse
weather made it one of the more challenging projects in terms of
construction. Fortunately a relatively benign Scottish summer means the
project build has been progressing well.
Turbine delivery to Dunmaglass Wind Farm began in May this year and thanks
to favourable Scottish weather work on the site has proceeded smoothly. The
site is expected to be fully operational in early 2017 when the remaining
seven turbines are installed.
A spokeswoman for SSE’s power generation unit said: “It is fantastic news
that we have managed to energise Dunmaglass Wind Farm this week and that’s
down to a big push from all involved on the site and the professionalism of
the project team. We are very pleased to be in this position with the site
now capable of providing electricity.”