RWE in Scotland
RWE has always been a trailblazer of wind power, with Scotland at the forefront of our activity. We developed our first onshore wind farm, Novar, in Ross-shire, as far back as 1997. Today we operate 10 onshore wind farms across Scotland, with 14 more in development, often in partnership with organisations such as Forestry Land Scotland.
We are proud to have constructed and operate Scotland’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, Robin Rigg, in the Solway Firth, operational since 2010.
More widely, our 55 megawatts (MW) Markinch Biomass Combined Heat & Power Plant in Fife provides heat to the innovative and award winning Glenrothes District Heat Network, whilst our 16 small scale hydropower plants generate electricity quietly and unobtrusively on rural rivers in the Highlands. Overall, we currently have involvement in over 480 MW of renewable generation in Scotland.
Our partnership with Scotland has strengthened continually over nearly 30 years, during which time we have invested in two Scottish offices, employing experienced technical staff and supporting the Scottish supply chain wherever possible, while working to support the Scottish Government in achieving its ambitious net zero targets.