UK utility ScottishPower has been awarded the 'Sustainable Development' recognition award by the Queen for its collaborative and responsible approach to windfarm development.

<p>According to a statement from the Glasgow-headquartered energy provider, the award commends ScottishPower for adopting a highly sustainable and inclusive approach to project development, going beyond standard practice and regulatory requirements and highlights two projects: the Beinn an Tuirc and Black Law windfarms.<br /><br />The Queen&#0039;s Award stated: ScottishPower has demonstrated exemplary leadership and management in its delivery of sustainable business practice. <br /><br />Keith Anderson, ScottishPower&#0039;s renewables and major projects director, said: Beinn an Tuirc and Black Law were cited as examples of the company&#0039;s best practice approach to project development with respect to local community engagement, conservation initiatives and promotion of positive conservation management throughout windfarm sites. <br /><br />These projects clearly demonstrate how our approach results in projects which benefit not just the global environment, but the local environment as well.<br /><br />Black Law in central Scotland, at 143MW is the largest consented onshore windfarm in the UK. The Beinn an Tuirc windfarm is located in Argyll and has 46 turbines producing 30MW.</p>