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Galawhistle wind farm receives planning consent

Scotland energy minister Fergus Ewing has given planning consent for a wind farm which will generate 55MW electricity, enough to power 31,311 homes.

The Galawhistle wind farm 7km east of Muirkirk in East Ayrshire will have 22 wind turbines

Developer Infinis applied for planning consent to the Scottish government in March 2010. The Scottish Goverment has determined 72 energy applications, including 57 renewable applications – 33 onshore wind, 1 offshore wind, 19 hydro, 4 wave and tidal; and 15 non-renewable projects since May 2007. Of the 57 renewable applications consented by the Scottish Government, 51 have been consented and 6 rejected.

The Scottish Government’s Energy Consents and Deployment Unit is currently considering another 42 applications of >50GW capacity generating stations, including 39 renewables: 2 hydro, 3 biomass, 34 onshore wind, plus 2 non-renewable hydro and 1 non-renewable thermal stations.

In addition to this there are 10 active applications for overhead lines.

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