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Fred Olsen Renewables plans onshore wind-battery hybrid project in Scotland

Developer plans to couple 102MW wind farm with programme to reduce fuel poverty in the Scottish Highlands

Fred Olsen has a 4GW onshore wind portfolio in various stages of development, including the 262MW Crystal Rig complex in the east of Scotland
Fred Olsen has a 4GW onshore wind portfolio in various stages of development, including the 262MW Crystal Rig complex in the east of Scotland

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Fred Olsen Renewables is seeking permitting approval for a 102MW wind farm with battery storage in the Scottish Highlands.

Alongside developing the 102MW Lethen Lethen (102MW) OnshoreGrantown-on-Spey, Scotland, UK, Europe Click to see full details wind farm in northern Scotland, it also plans to launch a programme to support local residents to reduce their energy bills and address fuel poverty in the region.

The wind farm would consist of 17 turbines – indicating an average power rating of 6MW – each with a tip height of 185 metres.

It would also consist of a battery storage component with an output capacity of “around 10MW”, according to planning documents.

Fred Olsen launched a public consultation on the project in early 2021.

It explained that this had helped it to draw up a fuel poverty and energy efficiency programme for local residents. The developer plans to help people consider how they heat their homes, switch to a green tariff and save money on bills.

Fred Olsen has a 4GW onshore wind portfolio in various stages of development, according to its website.

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