E.on has won exclusive rights to explore potential for new wind energy projects on two lots of land owned by Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS).
E.on estimates that the two awarded lots located in the north and west of Scotland have the potential to generate around 500MW or enough renewable electricity to power over 270,000 homes annually.
E.on will now begin detailed assessments of the land in order to understand its potential before submitting proposals to the Commission and considering the submission of planning applications. FCS will be actively involved in any scheme development.
“We are pleased to have appointed a developer with a good track record and look forward to working with E.ON - and local communities - in making a significant contribution towards meeting the Scottish Government’s renewable energy targets,” said FCS head of renewables team Michael Ansel.