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Calder Water Community Wind Farm

Calder Water

Current Status

Calder Water Community Wind Farm became operational in November 2013.

Project Information

Calder Water Community Wind Farm was given planning consent by South Lanarkshire Council in June 2012. The wind farm has an installed capacity of 39 MW to generate clean, green electricity.

Site Location

Calder Water Community Wind Farm is located in South Lanarkshire, 4.5 km northwest of Drumclog and 9.5 km west of Strathaven.

Wind Farm Layout

Calder Water Community Wind Farm comprises of 13 Siemens Direct Drive wind turbines. These wind turbines have a tip height of 145 metres and each has a generating capacity of 3 MW.

Environmental Benefits

Calder Water Community Wind Farm generates enough electricity to power approximately 25,600 homes and displaces around 44,000 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide per annum.

Economic Benefits

Calder Water Community Wind Farm provides annual community benefit funding equivalent to £2,500 per MW of installed capacity for the planning permission of the wind farm. Based on an installed capacity of 39 MW, this equates to £97,500 per annum, totalling over £2.4 million during the 25 year operational period, for the local host communities. The community benefit funding from Calder Water is administered by South Lanarkshire Council through their Renewable Energy Fund. Any local community groups wanting to apply for funding should phone 01698 454759 or email ref@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

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