Earraghail RED - Introduction

ScottishPower Renewables

ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) is part of the ScottishPower group of companies operating in the UK under the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. ScottishPower now only produces 100% green electricity – focusing on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future. The company is investing more than £4m every working day* to make this happen and is committed to speeding up the transition to cleaner electric transport, improving air quality and, over time, driving down energy bills to deliver a better future, quicker for everyone.

SPR is at the forefront of the development of the renewables industry through pioneering ideas, forward thinking and outstanding innovation. Its ambitious growth plans include expansion of its existing onshore wind portfolio, investment in new large-scale solar deployment and innovative grid storage systems, including batteries. The company is also delivering the Iberdrola Group’s offshore windfarms in the Southern North Sea off East Anglia.

With more than 40 operational windfarms, SPR manages all its sites through its world-leading control centre at Whitelee Windfarm near Glasgow.

* between 2018-2022

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ScottishPower Renewables’ history in your area

SPR has been working alongside communities across the UK for nearly two decades and has, to date, contributed more than £38 million in benefit funds to support initiatives and projects for those communities local to its windfarm sites.

SPR is committed to developing renewable energy responsibly. The company strives to be a good neighbour in all aspects of its work and is committed to Argyll and Bute and the surrounding area, and to maximising the opportunities for local communities to benefit from its projects. The company’s existing local windfarms, Cruach Mhor, Clachan Flats and Beinn an Tuirc, have contributed more than £1.8 million in support to Argyll and Bute communities.

With the development of these sites nearby, SPR is continuing its history of working positively with local communities in Argyll and Bute. The flexible approach SPR has adopted has empowered local communities to decide what the community benefit is spent on. This has resulted in a fantastic diversity of projects being delivered, from improving local amenities such as town halls, cinemas and local youth clubs, to supporting work experience placements, educational workshops and much more.

We are also keen to create employment opportunities during the construction and operation of our windfarms that can be delivered locally to benefit those who live near our sites.

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