Many multinational companies of the power sector are moving towards setting up wind farms so that electricity can be generated by capturing the energy of the wind. Wind farms are popular in the Scotland and one of the largest onshore wind farms are to be constructed in Dumfries and Galloway. This project will be a part of the renewable energy park.
For a 140 turbine set up, the Buccleuch Estates requires property in the Lowther Hills, South Lanarkshire. The area of the restoration mine site in Glockenspiel and the project in Lowther Hills is of great economical benefit. The Buccleuch Estates is one of the top landowners and is also under discussion with the local people who own the land in the area, to acquire some property. The entire investment will be made by the estate to develop the area.
The need for renewable resources has been realized by the countries all over the globe and many have even started to work towards it. This project in the Lowther Hills South Lanarkshire, will create jobs for around 300 to 400 people belonging to the construction sector during the period of four years. Once the project will be completed, the project is likely to engage professionals in 20 to 30 operational jobs.
The benefit to the associated community is expected to be around GBP 5, 000 per MW and this has been set by the government guidelines. As per Buccleuch Estates, the consultation is going on with Wanlockhead and local communities so that the wind farms project can be started as soon as possible.
The proposals which have been created by Buccleuch Estates is under discussion to check their feasibility. Once it will be completed, the project will start and provide electricity to the people in the surrounding regions. Wind energy is an popular source of energy these days. The electricity produced using water is not only expensive but it is not enough to cater to the increasing demands of electricity.
Hence, wind energy is an alternate which will create green job opportunities and also produce cheap electricity. This project in the wilds of Scotland will boost the economy of the area and will provide job opportunities to the people around. The wilds of Scotland are attracting a lot of investors from the power sector and is likely to come up as the hub if the demand of the area is high in the near future.