Nexans connects 88 MW windfarm in Scotland

French cable company Nexans has connected an 88 MW onshore windfarm to the grid in Scotland.

The Kype Muir windfarm comprises 26 turbines and is a flagship project for UK renewable energy development company Banks Group.

Nexans provided a 16 km underground cable connection to link a new 132/33 kV substation at the windfarm to an existing 400/132 kV substation.

The Scottish government has set an ambitious – yet increasingly achievable – target for renewables to meet 100 per cent of the country’s gross annual electricity consumption by 2020.

Windpower already plays a key role in meeting this target and onshore wind is the biggest single renewable technology in Scotland, accounting for over 74 per cent of installed capacity. With a total capacity of over 10 GW, Scotland’s renewables sector is now more than three times bigger than it was at the end of 2008.

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