ScottishPower Renewables (ScottishPower) has completed the connection of GBP7 million Aikengall wind farm to the grid. The 48 megawatt wind farm's work was carried out over 18 months and involved laying 18 kilometer of new cables. Electricity generated by the wind farm will now be fed in to the local electricity network via the new substation installed at Old Belton.

The new substation will also reinforce the local electricity network, which will help to enhance the security of supplies for homes and businesses in Dunbar and the surrounding areas.

Anthony Callan, project manager at ScottishPower, said: “Now that the project is complete there is a double benefit for the local area, as the renewable energy being produced by the windfarm is now being fed directly into the local grid and, to cope with this, we have installed new equipment which will strengthen the electricity network as a whole.

“The local community were very patient while work was being carried out, and we are very grateful for their co-operation.”