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Wether Hill Windfarm Extension

Wether Hill Windfarm Extension Photomontage

Above: Photomontage of Wether Hill Windfarm and Wether Hill Windfarm Extension, taken from Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

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Project Details

Location

The site is located on land immediately to the east and north of the existing Wether Hill Windfarm, approximately 5 km north west of Moniaive and 12 km east of Carsphairn in Dumfries & Galloway.

Stage

An application for planning permission was submitted to Dumfries & Galloway Council in December 2015. A copy of the Environmental Statement, detailing our proposals can be found on display in:

  • Watsons Grocer, Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway
  • Dumfries & Galloway Council Offices, Kirkbanks House, English Street, Dumfries

No. Turbines

Up to 11 turbines, measuring a maximum of 100 metres tall, measured from the base of the turbine to the tip of the blade at its highest point. This is similar in height to the existing turbines at Wether Hill Windfarm that are 91 metres tall.

Operating Capacity

Up to 22 megawatts

Project History

We have operated Wether Hill Windfarm since 2007, with the site's 14 turbines generating 18 megawatts of power.

We have since identified an area adjacent to this windfarm as a location suitable for an extension. The majority of our extension is within an 'Area of Greatest Potential' for large wind turbines as identified by Dumfries & Galloway Council.

Consultation

We visited local communities in July 2013, October 2013 and March 2015 to discuss our development proposals.

Feedback from local communities and consultees has helped shape the design of the project, including a reduction in the number of turbines proposed.

Benefits

As responsible developers of renewable energy, we strive to be good neighbours in all aspects of our work. We are committed to Dumfries & Galloway and to maximising opportunities for local communities to benefit from our projects.

Through ScottishPower Renewables' community benefitfund and sponsorship, we have supported and facilitated a number of tourist and local events in the area including; the Moniaive Folk Festival, the Moniaive Blue Grass Festival, Carsphairn Show, the British Pipe Band Championships and the 'Tour Doon Hame'.

Our operational Wether Hill Windfarm has been generating cleaner, greener electricity and powering communities with more than £435,000 of funding since 2007. This proposed extension would see contributions to the existing fund increased.

Contact

The Wether Hill Windfarm Extension Project Team can be contacted directly via email.

 

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