Kilgallioch Windfarm Extension Kilgallioch Windfarm Extension Location Kilgallioch Windfarm Extension is located approximately 12km north-west of Kirkcowan on land known as High Eldrig, to the south-east of the operational Kilgallioch Windfarm. View the Kilgallioch Windfarm Extension fact card Stage The project is currently under development with ongoing environmental surveys including local ecology, archaeology, hydrology, ornithology and access. A Scoping report was submitted to Scottish Government’s Energy Consent Unit in Spring 2019. Kilgallioch Winfarm Extension Scoping Report Figure 1.1: Site Location Figure 1.2: Turbine Developable Area Figure 6.1: Landscape Study Area Figure 6.2a: Blade Tip ZTV and Viewpoints Figure 6.2b: Blade Tip ZTV and Viewpoints and Cumulative Windfarms Figure 6.3: Blade Tip ZTV with Landscape Planning Designations Figure 6.4: Blade Tip ZTV with Wild Land Areas Figure 6.5: Blade Tip ZTV with Landscape Character Figure 6.6: Blade Tip ZTV with Visual Receptors Figure 6.7: Comparative ZTV Kilgallioch and Extension Figure 6.8: Cumulative Wirelines A&B Figure 7.1: On-Site Cultural Heritage Features Figure 7.2: Cultural Heritage Designations Figure 8.1: Ecological Designations Figure 12.1: Blade Tip ZTV with Landscape Planning Designations Project History ScottishPower Renewables completed construction and began operating Kilgallioch Windfarm in 2017 and have identified this area to the south of Kilgallioch Windfarm as having potential to be an extension to this site. As part of the development process a met mast was installed at High Eldrig in 2018, this will gather data on wind conditions at the site Community Consultation Early consultation is key to the way ScottishPower Renewables develops its projects and throughout the development process we will strive to ensure local communities and stakeholders are given the opportunity to provide feedback and are kept informed of project progress. A public information event was held in Kirkcowan Village Hall on Tuesday 4th June from 3-7pm. Another public information event will be held at the end of Summer 2019. More details will be available on this website in due course. View the Public Information Day leaflet Design Considerations The design of the windfarm is at an early stage while data in relation to the site conditions is collected. It is proposed to site approximately 11 turbines with the potential for solar panels and battery storage on the site. The infrastructure will be integrated within the surrounding landscape and the locations will be dictated by the results of extensive environmental and technical surveys. Benefits The project will contribute to the Scottish Government’s target for renewable energy, provide opportunity for community investment, and create further employment opportunities in the local area. With established sites nearby, ScottishPower Renewables has a history of working positively with communities within the region. We are keen to ensure employment and the business skills required to maximise economic benefits can be delivered locally to ensure those who live near our sites benefit. Through ScottishPower Renewables established presence in south-west Scotland and have to-date contributed over £5m of community benefits, contributing to a variety of groups and organisations. Contact The Kilgallioch Windfarm Extension Development Project Team can be contacted directly by email.