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Community Windpower hit milestone of 5TWh's of green energy generated from Scottish wind.

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Community Windpower Ltd (CWL) have smashed the mammoth milestone of generating 5 terrawatt hours (TWh’s) of green electricity from its seven operational wind farms located across southern Scotland.

This substantial quantity of green electricity has been achieved over a period of 15 years, starting in 2006 when the company’s first scheme, Dalry Community Wind Farm, was switched on and commenced generating 18MW to the town of Dalry in North Ayrshire.

Since then, CWL’s portfolio has expanded with a further six wind farms now in full operation. Collectively, the seven wind farms have an installed generating capacity of 221.5MW.

The milestone of generating 5 TWh of green electricity is significant as it is equivalent to powering the annual demand of 1.4 million homes. Or in other words, providing electricity for almost three times the population of Edinburgh.

Rod Wood, Managing Director at Community Windpower said: “It is an amazing achievement as a company to achieve this milestone of generating 5TWh’s 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”.

CWL will soon have an eighth wind farm in their operational portfolio, as Aikengall IIa Community Wind Farm is currently under construction with turbine deliveries due in the coming months. Once operational, this will further contribute towards accomplishing even more generation milestones, as Scotland moves towards electrification utilizing renewable energy sources.

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