Drumduff, our award-winning wind farm built as a joint venture with Thrive Renewables, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Renewable Energy Association – Outstanding Project Award. The three turbines are built on the site of a former open cast coal mine in Scotland, a powerful symbol of the country’s transition from polluting fossil fuels to cleaner, greener renewable energy.
The project is forecast to generate enough renewable electricity to meet the annual demand of 5,458 UK homes and first exported to the grid in early summer 2018. Drumduff wind farm was officially opened by local Green MSP Alison Johnstone at a community open day in September 2018 attended by 400 people. The opening celebrated years of hard work transforming a derelict former coal mine into a wind farm fit for the future, generating renewable electricity. Drumduff was awarded the Sustainable Development Award at the The Scottish Green Energy Awards 2018.
This film captures the completion and transition from coal mine to wind power, featuring drone footage – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhEv4BwJRmI&feature=youtu.be
Robert Forrest, CEO at GreenPower International, said “The opening of Drumduff Wind Farm brings to fruition years of hard work transforming a derelict former coal mine into a clean source of green power for generations to come. This project makes an important contribution to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and tackling climate change.”