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Crystal Rig III

Crystal Rig Phase III is the extension to the successful Crystal Rig I and Crystal Rig II wind farms. The extension is on the northern side of Crystal Rig II, 1.3km to the south of the Lothian Edge and 3km north of the summit of Birk Cleugh Hill.

Status Operational
Number of turbines 6
Location Nr Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1SH
Type of turbines 2.3 MW Siemens
Installed capacity 13.8
Operational since 2016

Utilising spare grid capacity

Phase III has six turbines and uses spare capacity on the local power distribution system and optimise the existing grid connectivity and infrastructure in place for Crystal Rig Phase II on the wind farm site itself. Phase III makes use of existing infrastructure where possible, including access routes from the A1 on public roads, on-site tracks and the operations centre.

Community

When we build and operate wind farms we also focus on reducing the impact on local communities and the area’s ecology. A Community Benefit Fund has been established as part of its ongoing commitments to communities in the vicinity of the wind farm. The purpose of the fund is to enable communities to carry out improvements to their local area in ways that benefit the local environment, local amenities or tourism. Each year the wind farm allocates an amount of money to the community council, which administers its disbursement to the community.