Glenfiddich

Status: In consent

Number of turbines: 11

Location: Approximately 5 km south of Dufftown in Moray

Map Coordinates: : 57°23'57.3"N, 3°06'07.1"W

Overview

Fred. Olsen Renewables is exploring the opportunity to develop Glendfiddich Wind Farm, located within a commercial forest approximately 5 km south of Dufftown in Moray. The proposed development comprises up to 11 wind turbines, 200m in height, associated infrastructure and battery storage units.

Having undertaken a range of assessments to establish the suitability of the site, we have submitted a Scoping report to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit. This is a very early stage of the development process, which provides the opportunity for further and wider consultation on the project.

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.

Community

We believe that Glenfiddich Wind Farm can be an asset to the local area, and we would like to start a conversation with the local community and key stakeholders about how we can develop a project that will help to support the local economy and actively contribute towards Scotland, and the UK’s, renewable energy aspirations.

Glenfiddich Wind Farm is anticipated to deliver a significant community benefit fund throughout the lifespan of the project. We will work with the local communities and help them to explore local needs and identify how the community benefit can help to address local challenges, such as reducing energy consumption, improving connectivity and addressing fuel poverty.

Our supply chain requirements provide huge economic opportunities for local businesses and there are significant employment opportunities in the construction period alone.

Please get in touch to start a conversation and share your ideas communities@fredolsen.co.uk

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