Proposal for up to 26 turbines announced south of Inverness, Scotland
Statkraft have submitted a Scoping Request to the Scottish Government to progress plans for Loch Liath Wind Farm, in the Highlands Council area.
The proposals are at an early stage and the Scoping Request to the Scottish Government seeks to receive early feedback on the detail contained in the final proposal.
Recent discussions have taken place with the Energy Consents Unit, who confirmed capacity to take forward the application. The proposals for Loch Liath Wind Farm include up to 26 turbines with a blade tip height of 200m.
Despite this project being developed on a subsidy-free basis, Statkraft are also committed to delivering community benefit funding at the rate recommended by Scottish Government of £5,000 per MW installed per annum.
Project Manager, Heather Lafferty said: “We are at a very early stage of the design process -the proposals may reduce in scale as our environmental studies progress and feedback is received from statutory consultees.”
Information on the proposal can be found on the project website.
Statkraft would like to hear from any businesses in the region of the project who think they may be a suitable supplier. As well as planned consultation events, the project team will organise 'Meet the Developer' events for businesses (either virtual or in person depending on Covid guidance) in the future.