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North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board erects experimental 750kW Howden HWP wind turbine on Susetter Hill, Voe

1989
2000

First 3 turbines of Burradale Wind Farm erected, heralding era of commercial renewables in Mainland Shetland

Burradale grows to 5 wind turbines. The directors mark the opening by suggesting any large wind farm in Shetland should have community ownership

2003
2005

Burradale records world-class load factor of 57%, making prospect of large wind farm even more attractive

Shetland Islands Council and Scottish and Southern Energy sign Busta House partnership agreement to develop large wind farm in Shetland

2007
2009

Application for 150-turbine project in north and central Shetland Mainland submitted to Scottish Government

Revised application for 127 turbines submitted. Council planners vote 9-3 to support the development, which will be decided by Scottish government ministers

2010
2012

Scottish Government grants consent in April for a 103-turbine Viking wind farm

UK energy minister Ed Davey removes barrier to Scottish island renewables projects by announcing special strike price for electricity

2013
2018

Seek approval for Viking Energy's first civil works to build Kergord access track for the converter station and realign the B9075 Sandwater road

Major wind farm construction works could begin

2020
2023/4

Viking wind farm due to be connected to the National Grid selling cleaner, greener power to the nation

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