SSE Renewables submits plans for Scottish wind farm extension

11 October 2011 (Last Updated October 11th, 2011 18:30)

SSE Renewables has submitted an application to the Scottish Government for the extension of the Clyde wind farm, which is currently under construction in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

SSE Renewables has submitted an application to the Scottish Government for the extension of the Clyde wind farm, which is currently under construction in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

The project lies at the Camps Reservoir north-east of the consented Clyde wind farm

The development comprises 57 wind turbines with a maximum installed capacity of 171MW enough to power to 136,000 homes.

Detailed studies and surveys and an environmental impact assessment for the project has been prepared.

SSE director of onshore renewables David Gardner said the application is part of the company's strategy to de-carbonise its power generation portfolio.