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Sanquhar 'Six'

Current Status

Sanquhar ‘Six’ Community Wind Farm is approved subject to a Section 75 agreement.

Project Progress

Sanquhar ‘Six’ Community Wind Farm is awaiting completion of a Section 75 agreement and planning conditions for the wind farm are currently in the process of being prepared ready for discharge.

Project Information

Sanquhar ‘Six’ Community Wind Farm was given planning consent by Dumfries and Galloway Council in March 2016. The wind farm will have an installed capacity of 19.8 MW to generate clean, green electricity. The wind farm forms an extension of Community Windpower’s Sanquhar Community Wind Farm which is currently under construction.

Site Location

Sanquhar ‘Six’ Community Wind Farm is located in Dumfries and Galloway, 10 km southwest of Sanquhar and 7.5 km southwest of Kirkconnel.

Wind Farm Layout

Sanquhar ‘Six’ Community Wind Farm will comprise of 6 wind turbines. These wind turbines have a tip height of 130 metres and a generating capacity of 3.3 MW.

Environmental Benefits

Sanquhar ‘Six’ Community Wind Farm will generate enough electricity to power approximately 13,000 homes and will displace around 22,300 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide per annum.

Economic Benefits

Sanquhar ‘Six’ Community Wind Farm will provide 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 19.8 MW, this equates to £99,000 per annum, totalling around £2.4 million during the 25 year operational period, for the local host communities of Sanquhar and Kirkconnel & Kelloholm.

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