Mid Hill Wind Farm is located mainly on forestry land in Fetteresso Forest southwest of Aberdeen. It consists of 33 turbines with varying tip heights between 110m and 125m.
|No. of turbines
|Fetteresso Forest, Aberdeenshire
|Type of turbines
|2.3 MW Siemens
Renewable energy for 31,000 homes
Mid Hill II wind farm received consent on 25 October 2013. This extension was constructed alongside Mid Hill I. The Mid Hill II wind farm has 8 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines.
In addition to the wind turbines, the site will have a metering and transformer building, operations centre, underground cables, temporary construction compound, access and site tracks and associated infrastructure.
The wind farm electricity output will be metered at the site then exported to an offsite substation via a 33kV underground cable.
The power is sold under long-term PPA power purchase contracts with Statkraft. Mid Hill I is able to provide electricity generation equivalent to the consumption of 31,000 homes on an annual average basis.
The turbines will be maintained under a contract with Siemens. Each turbine is monitored 24 hours a day seven days a week and any maintenance are carried out by specially trained and qualified technicians. As well as maintaining the turbines for safety and energy production the on-site team are responsible for monitoring the local ecology such as water tables, stream water quality and maintaining the natural plant and animal life around the wind farm.
Come and visit Mid Hill Wind Farm and take part in a fun filled family open day!
We are hosting two open days where there is a chance to get up close to the turbines and visitors will be able to take part in fun filled activities for all ages.
The events are on:
Saturday 1st July – 10:30am – 3pm
Sunday 2nd July – 10:30am – 3pm
The open day runs from 10.30am, where attendees will gather at Beach Road Car Park in Stonehaven to be transported by coach to the Wind Farm.
Once there, they will be taken on a magical, and educational, tour of the wind farm site before retiring for complimentary lunch, refreshments, and activities in our marquee.
The team will be on hand to talk about all things wind power before the event draws to a close and everyone is returned safely to Stonehaven by 3pm.