SSE Renewable Opens Gordonbush Extension Wind Farm
Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero and Energy, Michael Matheson, has officially opened Scotland’s newest onshore wind farm the SSE Renewables-owned Gordonbush Extension in the Scottish Highlands. Situated 10 kilometres north east of Brora, Gordonbush Extension comprises eleven of the latest Siemens Gamesa onshore wind turbines. Construction commenced around 18 months ago meaning the project was delivered during the pandemic, helping contribute to Scotland’s green recovery.
Gordonbush Extension began generating green energy earlier this year in April. Now fully operational, the wind farm generates 38MW of wind-powered electricity, enough renewable energy to power almost 50,000 homes each year*.
Over its expected 25-year lifetime, Gordonbush Extension wind farm will typically save over 37,000 tonnes annually of harmful carbon dioxide emissions, helping Scotland and the UK to transition towards a Net Zero carbon future.https://www.sse.com/media/2fufzcnx/12821-sse-gordonbush-004.jpg?anchor=center&mode=crop&width=790&height=527&rnd=132732523619900000