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Scottish government approves constructuion of 288MW wind farm

The Scottish Government has granted energy company Scottish Power Renewables permission to build a 96-turbine wind farm in South West Scotland.

The Kilgallioch wind farm in South Ayrshire is to have a 288MW generating capacity, enough to power 130,000 homes.

“The Killgallioch wind farm will create jobs both in its construction and during its lifetime, as well as having the capacity to supply more than 130,000 homes with renewable electricity,” said energy minister Fergus Ewing.

“In consenting the application, I have put a number of conditions in place to protect the local wildlife and environment and recognise that measures have been taken to mitigate the impact of the development.”

The wind farm will create between 200 and 250 jobs during its construction and 13 full time jobs once it is built. It is to be operational for 25 years.

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