Millour Hill Community Wind Farm became operational in May 2012.
Millour Hill Community Wind Farm was given planning consent by North Ayrshire Council in May 2010. The wind farm has an installed capacity of 18 MW to generate clean, green electricity.
Millour Hill Community Wind Farm is located in North Ayrshire, 5 km northwest of Dalry and 6.5 km west of Kilbirnie. The wind farm lies adjacent to Community Windpower’s operational Dalry Community Wind Farm.
Wind Farm Layout
Millour Hill Community Wind Farm comprises of 6 Siemens Direct Drive wind turbines. These wind turbines have a tip height of 125 metres and each has a generating capacity of 3 MW.
Millour Hill Community Wind Farm generates enough electricity to power approximately 11,800 homes and displaces around 20,300 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide per annum.
Millour Hill Community Wind Farm provides annual community benefit funding equivalent to £5,000 per MW of installed capacity for the planning permission of the wind farm. Based on an installed capacity of 18 MW, this equates to £90,000 per annum, totalling around £2.25 million during the 25 year operational period, for the local host communities. Community benefit funding from Millour Hill is administered by the Dalry Parish Boundary Trust. Any local community groups wishing to apply for funding should visit their website http://www.dpbt.org.uk/