Technical details

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The wind turbine generates in excess of 1200 MWh’s of clean electricity each year.

Within the Orkney Islands potential generation from renewables exceeds both local consumption and capacity of sub-sea cables back to the mainland. As a result the local operator (SHEPD) operate a smart grid system which monitors grid conditions and issues curtailment orders to generators on the scheme.




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Yearly energy production



Background & history

The islands of Orkney are mainly low lying and most of the farmland is devoted to sheep and cattle.

All of the islands benefit greatly from tourism and are dependent on the regular ferry services and light aircraft that shuttle passengers and freight between them and mainland.