Rothes II received consent for 18 turbines in January 2010. The construction of the wind farm commenced in the summer of 2012 and started operating in the second quarter of 2013.
|Number of turbines||18|
|Location||Nr Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8SN|
|Type of turbines||2.3 MW Siemens|
Providing renewable energy to 22,000 homes
Rothes II wind farm is an extension of the Rothes wind farm. The site is located close to the city of Elgin on the east coast of Scotland. The wind farm consists of 18 turbines, each rated at 2.3 MW, giving a total installed capacity of 41.4 MW. The turbines are Siemens 2.3 MW. The rotor diameter is 93 m and the height of the towers is 78.5 m. The wind farm is metered at the site and exported through the existing cables used for Rothes I.
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.
The power is sold under long-term PPA power purchase contracts with Statkraft. Rothes II is able to provide electricity generation equivalent to the consumption of 22,000 homes on an annual average basis.
Rothes II wind farm has established a community benefit fund 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.
Whilst we build and operate wind farms we also focus on reducing the impact on local communities and the area’s ecology. Each year the wind farm allocates an amount of money to local community groups in the area, which administers its disbursement to the community.
Consideration will be given to all types of project which benefit the local community and permission to proceed will be granted for ideas which successfully fulfil the aims of the scheme. If you are seeking funding for a project in the local community please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out which community groups local to you receive funds from Rothes II wind farm.