These are the latest project updates for Coylton Wind Farm
We would like to thank all residents and interested groups who took the time to visit our public exhibition and online consultation regarding our plans for Coylton Greener Grid Park.
We are pleased to announce the online consultation for our proposed Greener Grid Park at Coylton has commenced, and look forward to meeting local residents at our public exhibition in Ochiltree on Thursday 26 May.
Statkraft is delighted to announce that we have once again achieved success in our bids to provide stability services for National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO).
Our Greener Grid Park proposals at Coylton in East Ayrshire was successful in the bidding process which is a significant milestone for the project. In order to provide the stability services required, changes need to be made to the project which will be reflected a new planning application.
Statkraft started this process by submitting a Pre Application Notice (PAN) on the 05 April 2022 which is the first step in the planning process. This will be followed by a public consultation process including public exhibitions on the 26th of May and 16th June 2022.
A Greener Grid Park will help increase the amount of renewable energy which can be delivered onto the grid network. We have found at times that although renewable technologies can meet the energy demand on the grid, NGESO is having to turn the renewable supply off and switch on fossil fuel power plants to stabilise the network, which is costing the environment and the consumer. The zero-carbon stability-improving devices in the Greener Grid Parks will enable more green electricity to run, are cheaper for consumers, and will allow the market to deliver as much renewable energy generation as possible.
Should we be successful Statkraft will utilise our world class expertise in grid stabilising technology to construct our Greener Grid Park at Coylton. The technology used in our Greener Grid Parks will help to future-proof Scotland’s wind generation success story, help NGESO continue to operate the fastest decarbonising electricity network in the world and help them to be to achieve the goal of a zero-carbon grid network by 2025.
Tom Walker the Project Manager for Coylton Greener Grid Park said: “We are committed to investing in East Ayrshire, and to help Scotland deliver its ambitious targets on its Net Zero journey. NGESO have identified a critical need for the stability services in the area. This project is perfectly placed to deliver these services, carbon free.”
For the sixth consecutive year, Statkraft have released its Low Emissions Scenario - an analysis of the energy world towards 2050.
Today Statkraft, Europe's largest generator of renewable energy, have notified local residents and community leaders of a new proposal in the area to improve the energy network.