Windy Rig Wind Farm

Windy Rig Wind Farm is a subsidy-free project located on the Moorbrock Estate, 10km south of New Cumnock, Dumfries & Galloway.

About Windy Rig

Turbines: 12
Installed capacity: 43MW
Consented: December 2017
Construction started: February 2020
Community Fund: £215,000 per year

Community

We want to keep local residents and road users up to date during construction. We have met with the Carsphairn Community Council and continued regular Community Liaison Group (CLG) meetings to discuss how we can minimise disruption and keep residents informed, particularly users of the B729. This will be especially important when the turbines are delivered to site.

We are also starting to discuss the community benefit fund arrangements with the CLG. Please contact us for more information.

Construction

Statkraft has appointed Scottish company RJ McLeod to undertake the civil engineering works, with turbines being supplied by Vestas.

We have a traffic alerts system in place for users of the B729 - please contact us if you would like to be added.

Background

In December 2017, the project was granted planning permission by Dumfries and Galloway Council. Originally developed by Element Power, consultation with local communities and statutory consultees took place to develop Windy Rig Wind Farm. The project will represent a natural extension to the existing and consented cluster of wind turbines at Windy Standard. As well as concentrating wind farms in one area, this also means infrastructure can be shared with other developments, reducing environmental effects.

In October 2018 Statkraft acquired Element Power Ireland Ltd, which included the consented Windy Rig Wind Farm. We are pleased that many of the team that developed the project are now involved in its construction.

The location for this wind farm was selected for the following key reasons:

•   Lack of residential properties within close proximity;

•   A natural extension to an existing wind farm;

•   Good wind speeds; and

•   Close proximity to existing grid connection.

 

Media & Resident Enquiries:

Email:  doug.wilson@statkraft.com

Phone: 07542 754642