SSE pulls 117MW of UK wind plans

UK utility SSE has withdrawn planning applications for 117MW of onshore wind in Scotland, saying a review had found continued investment not to be viable.

The company will no longer pursue plans for the 81MW Dalnessie wind farm in Sutherland and a 36MW extension to the Fairburn plant in Glen Orrin.

Colin Nicol, SSE director of onshore renewables, said: “SSE continues to have a good pipeline of very strong onshore renewable developments across Scotland.

“Each project is dealt with on a case-by-case basis and the decision to end Dalnessie and Fairburn Extension means that we can redirect resource onto the best projects in our portfolio.”