Brockloch Rig 1 (Windy Standard 1)

Status: Operational

Number of turbines: 36

Type of turbines: 600kW

Location: 9 km North East of Carsphairn and 10 km south of New Cumnock, Scotland, DG7 3TJ

Map Coordinates: : 55˚ 16’ 56.1756” N 4˚13’ 13.1844” W

Brockloch Rig 1 (Windy Standard 1) is the earliest phase of Windy Standard Wind Farm, and it has been operating for over 25 years.

We are exploring opportunities to replace the existing Windy Standard 1 turbines with new, larger, modern turbines that utilise the latest technology.

Our repowering proposals would:
• Reduce the number of turbines
• Increase the generating capacity
• Share existing infrastructure – including tracks and grid connection

The project is in the early stages of the development process, which provides the opportunity for further and wider consultation with Community Councils, key stakeholders and local residents close to the development.

The feedback we receive throughout the consultation process, alongside the results of the technical assessments, will inform the design, the EIA Report and allow us to develop a design and further detail on turbine size, number and layout.

We are holding a virtual and interactive web-based consultation to gather your views, feedback and opinions. Live and interactive chat events took place in late June, and the exhibition can still be accessed here.

If you were unable to attend the virtual chat, we would very much welcome the opportunity to:

  • Set up a discussion. Text/call 07435 763 900 to set up a discussion. The team can be on hand to discuss the plans with you, and this includes after 5pm.
  • Answer your questions via communities@fredolsen.co.uk
  • Provide additional information on memory stick. Send your request to communities@fredolsen.co.uk or text/call 07435 763 900.

Community: 

To date, Windy Standard 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 1 will provide over £7.5m throughout the lifespan of the project.

We believe that the repower of Windy Standard 1  can continue to support the local economy and help to meet local aspirations.

We want to work closely with the communities surrounding Windy Standard 1 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.co.uk

Supply chain:

We are pleased that Windy Standard Wind Farm has employed local services so far – helping to maximise the local economic opportunities.

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.co.uk

Document Library

Exhibition Boards (June 2021) 

Photomontages (June 2021)

Site Layout (June 2021)

ZTV (June 2021)

Leaflet (June 2021)