ERG, through its subsidiaries Sandy Knowe Wind Farm Limited and Creag Riabhach Wind Farm Limited, has got approval to increase the capacity of Sandy Knowe and Creag Riabhach wind farms, under construction in Scotland, respectively from 48 MW to 90 MW and from 79 MW to 92 MW.
The wind farms will have an estimated annual electricity output when fully operational of approximately 521 GWh, corresponding to the needs of more than 133,000 households.
The growth in capacity, which will enable an overall increase of around 250 kt in avoided CO2 emissions per year, will be implemented via the installation of generators with higher nominal capacity, without altering the layout of the original projects.
The total investment for the construction of the two wind farms amounts to about €214 million.
The Sandy Knowe facility is scheduled to come on stream by the end of 2021 as regards the first lot of 50 MW and the remainder during the first six months of 2023; the Creag Riabhach wind farm is expected to come into operation by the end of 2022.
ERG consolidates its organic growth path outside of Italy, expanding its capacity under construction in the United Kingdom from 199 MW to 254 MW.