Renewable energy company RES has received approval from the Scottish government for its 99MW Dunmaglass wind farm, located approximately 25km south of Inverness.

The wind farm will comprise of 33 turbines, each with a maximum height of 120m to the tip of the blade.

RES applied for consent to construct and operate the wind farm in 2005, but in response to feedback received from local residents and consultees, the planning application was amended and resubmitted in 2008.

The power project is expected to generate electricity equivalent to the average annual demand of around 40,000 Scottish households.

In 2009, about 27% of Scotland’s electricity needs came from renewables and the government’s target is to meet 80% of electricity demand from renewables by 2020.