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Sanquhar II

Current Status

In March 2019, CWL submitted a planning application for a 50 turbine extension to our Sanquhar Community Wind Farm, which will have an installed capacity of 350 Megawatts (MW), to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit.

Project Information

Sanquhar II Community Wind Farm has been going through an iterative design process since the Scoping Opinion was received in July 2018. Following this consultation with communities and key stakeholders, the proposal decreased in size from 58 to 50 turbines, which based on a 7MW turbine, provides a total generating capacity of around 350 MW of clean, green electricity. In addition, the maximum tip height has been reduced from 225 m to 200 m, with two turbines being reduced further to 149 m in the interests of visual amenity. Follow the link below to view the new Sanquhar II Website.

Site Location

Sanqahar II Community Wind Farm is located on the border of Dumfries and Galloway and East Ayrshire, approximately 6.5 km south of Sanquhar and 14 km north west of Thornhill. The wind farm will form a natural extension to the operational Sanquhar Community Wind Farm which lies to the north of the site. 

Environmental Benefits

With modern advancements in turbine technology and increases in their efficiency, every new turbine is capable of producing more clean energy than ever before, and at a lower cost. Sanquhar II will be able to deliver enough electricity to power over 364,000 homes annually, and offset millions of tonnes of harmful CO2 during its operational lifetime. The proposed wind farm could make a significant contribution towards meeting Scotland’s renewable energy and climate change targets as set out in Scotland’s Energy Strategy 2017.

Economic Benefits

Sanquhar II Community Wind Farm will provide community benefit funding during the lifetime of the wind farm. In addition, the construction of the proposed wind farm would support and generate new job opportunities and support local businesses as per our 'Buy Scottish' policy. Over the course of the wind farms operational life, the total investment will be near £630 million. This includes the creation of 200 jobs during consturction and 6 permament jobs when operational. 

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