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Hollandmey Renewable Energy Development - 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 over £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 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 over 40 operational windfarms, ScottishPower Renewables manages all its sites through its world leading Control Centre at Whitelee Windfarm, near Glasgow.

* between 2018-2022

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Above: Turbines in image are 120 m tall. The proposed turbine height at Hollandmey will be up to 149.9 m to blade tip.

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 £36 million in benefit funds to support initiatives and projects for those communities local to our windfarm sites. The majority of our projects to date have been in the south of Scotland, however we have two existing projects in the north: Beinn Tharsuinn Windfarm (operational) and Halsary Windfarm (under construction).  Community benefit funds from these developments are projected to exceed £2.5 million in the local area over the lifespan of the projects.

With the development of these sites nearby, SPR is continuing the history of working positively with local communities in the Highland region of Scotland. The flexible approach adopted by SPR 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 including town halls, cinemas and local youth clubs, to supporting work experience places, 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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