Announcing that they will not be progressing with the development of Glenfiddich Wind Farm
Leading independent renewable energy generator, Fred. Olsen Renewables, has today the 9th of February announced that it will not be progressing with the development of Glenfiddich Wind Farm, located approximately 5km south of Dufftown.
Fred. Olsen Renewables had been engaging the local community about proposals to develop Glenfiddich Wind Farm since 2021. The plans would have included up to 11 turbines and battery storage, generating over 84MW of green energy and delivering over £14m in community benefit.
The developer has undertaken extensive environmental and technical assessments at the Glenfiddich site and having considered the findings of these assessments, it has confirmed that it will not be progressing with a wind farm at the site.
A spokesperson for Fred. Olsen Renewables commented:
“We are proud of the relationships we have formed in and around our operational and consented sites, and we pride ourselves on working in collaboration with communities and local businesses. Central to our success is also our pragmatic approach to site development and our ability to recognise what makes a good wind farm site.
“We have undertaken a vast number of environmental and technical assessments at the Glenfiddich site. Having carefully considered the findings of these assessments, we have come to the conclusion that it is not best suited to accommodate a wind farm.”
Fred. Olsen Renewables is one of the longest standing renewable energy developers in Scotland and a portfolio that consists of 258 operational turbines, including Rothes Wind Farm.
The spokesperson continued:
“We very much appreciate the time that stakeholders and the community have taken to engage us on this project. We will continue to invest in Moray as we bring forward the construction of the recently consented Rothes III Wind Farm.”