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Windy Standard I Repower

Windy Standard 1 Wind Farm (also known as Brockloch Rig 1) is located 8km North East of Carsphairn and 10km south of New Cumnock and has been operational for over 25 years.

It is the earliest of the three developments that comprise Windy Standard Wind Farm and currently consists of 36 turbines with a tip height of 53.5m and provides 21.6MW of clean electricity.

Status Development
No. of turbines 36
Location 8 km North East of Carsphairn and 10 km south of New Cumnock, Scotland, DG7 3UF
Type of turbines 600 kW
Installed capacity 21.6 MW

Overview

We are exploring opportunities to replace the existing 36 turbines on the site with new larger modern turbines that will utilise the latest technology. Our repowering proposals will:

  • Reduce the number of turbines on the site
  • Increase the generating capacity at the site
  • Share existing infrastructure – including tracks and grid connection

As a result of feedback from the community and statutory consultees we have revised our proposals. The plans now consist of:

  • 8 wind turbines with a tip height of up to 200m
  • Up to approximately 10MW of Battery Storage
  • Turbine foundations and hardstandings
  • External transformer housing
  • Onsite substation and control building
  • Underground electricity cables between the turbines
  • Access tracks
  • Crane pads
  • Anemometry mast

Community consultation

We have been undertaking a range of community consultation regarding our proposals and plan to submit an application in late 2022.

We have welcomed the opportunity to discuss the plans in detail with local stakeholders, and if you have any questions please do get in touch.

Community benefit

To date, Windy Standard 1 Wind Farm has provided over £500,000 to communities surrounding the wind farm through their community benefit funds. If consented, the repower of Windy Standard Wind Farm will provide over £7.5m throughout the lifespan of the project.

We believe that our proposals can continue to support the local economy and help to meet local aspirations.

We want to work closely with the communities surrounding the wind farm to ensure that the community benefit can address identified local challenges such as housing stock and energy consumption, in addition to recreation, tourism and ecology.

We want to hear your views on how the wind farm can continue to support your community and meet local aspirations. Get in touch communities@fredolsen.com

Supply chain

Windy Standard Wind Farm has employed a substantial amount of local services during its construction and operation.

Services that we have employed includes:

  • Local accommodation
  • Plant hire
  • Caterers
  • Groundworks
  • Fencers
  • Concrete and aggregate

If you, or your company, are able to provide any of these services, and more, please get in touch by emailing suppliers@fredolsen.com.

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