Community Windpower achieved the milestone with energy generated by seven wind farms spread across Scotland; 5TWh is approximately the energy demand equivalent of 1.4 million homes
Community Windpower, a wind energy producer based in Scotland has achieved a major milestone by generating over 5TWh of electricity from the seven wind farms it is currently operating in the country. This is a significant step forward not just for Community Windpower but also the wind power industry at large. 5TWh is equivalent to the energy demand of approximately 1.4 million homes. In local terms, that quantity of electricity would be sufficient for powering the entire population of Edinburgh three times over. With this milestone, Community Windpower has conclusively proved the immense scope of wind power as a reliable source of sustainable energy for large-scale populations.
Rod Wood, Managing Director at Community Windpower said: “It is an amazing achievement as a company to achieve this milestone of generating 5TWh of green electricity. Community Windpower are delighted to play our part in tackling the climate crisis and are proud to be contributing towards Scotland’s legally binding targets for 2030 and 2045. As a company we are extremely conscious that the climate clock is ticking, and in order to tackle the global climate emergency and prevent a 2 degrees temperature rise, action must be taken now.”
Community Windpower first started operations in 2006 with the Dalry Community Wind Farm. This wind farm was situated in Dalry, North Ayrshire and had a capacity of 18MW. In the 15 years since their first wind farm, Community Windpower has now expanded to seven wind farms with a total capacity of 221.5MW. The company currently has another six wind farms in various stages of development. The Aikengall IIa will soon be in operation with turbine deliveries scheduled in the coming months, ensuring that Community Windpower further boosts the development of sustainable electricity manufacturing and supply.
Scotland has been taking concrete steps to revitalize the country’s economy and growth on the basis of renewable energy technology. The country has ambitious plans to generate 5GW of low-carbon hydrogen energy by 2030 and hit net-zero carbon emissions by 2045. Early this year, the Scottish government announced that it had committed to supporting the development of its hydrogen industry by investing close to £100m over the next five years.