Brockloch Rig Windfarm

  • Status: Operational
  • Number of Turbines: 30
  • Type of Turbines: 2.05MW Senvion
  • Capacity: 61.5 MW
  • Location: 8 km North East of Carsphairn and 10 km south of New Cumnock, Scotland, DG7 3UF
  • Map Coordinates: 55˚ 16' 56.1756'' N, 4˚ 13' 13.1844'' W

Brockloch Rig wind farm will be located near the village of Brocklock in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The project was consented in 2007.

This will be an addition to the existing Brockloch Rig I windfarm (previously Windy Standard Windfarm) which was originally developed by RWE npower renewables and Fred. Olsen Renewables.

The area around the wind farm is within an agricultural designation – the Western Southern Uplands Environmentally Sensitive Area. Dumfries and Galloway Regional Council were approached at an early stage and assisted in a wide consultation to ensure that the ecology and archaeology of the site was preserved.

Consultees included: Scottish Natural Heritage, Solway River Purification Board, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Carsphairn Community Council and New Cumnock Community Council.

Community Fund

Whilst we build and operate wind farms we also focus on reducing the impact on local communities and the area's ecology. There will be a Community Benefit Fund 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 which 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.

Extension

Brockloch Rig Wind Ltd (a Fred. Olsen Renewables Ltd company) are investigating the potential to extend the under construction Brockloch Rig Wind Farm at Carsphairn Forest in Dumfries and Galloway. A Scoping Report has been submitted to the Scottish Government Energy Consents and Developments Unit, the Scoping report and Environmental Statement Documents for Brockloch Rig III can be found on the tab above.