Wind Power Plants in Scotland
Black Law
Location: Lanarkshire
Operator: ScottishPower Renewables
Configuration: 42 X 2.3-MW
Operation: 2006
WTG supplier: Bonus
Quick facts: At completion, this was the largest wind farm in the U.K. The 90mn project is near Forth and was built on an old opencast coal mine site which was completely restored to shallow wetlands during the construction program.

Photograph courtesy of ScottishPower
Posted 20 Dec 2006

Bowbeat
Location: Scottish Borders
Operator: E.ON UK Renewables
Configuration: 24 X 1.3-MW
Operation: 2002
WTG supplier: Nordex

Photograph courtesy of and copyright by E.ON UK
Posted 15 Jan 2005

Clashindarroch
Location: Aberdeenshire
Operator: Vattenfall Wind
Configuration: 18 X 2.05-MW MM82
Operation: 2015
WTG supplier: Senvion
EPC: Senvion, R J McLeod Contractors Ltd
Quick facts: Construction of this £62mn WPP completed early in 2015 with the opening ceremony held on 26 Jun 2015. Estimated annual production is 115 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of Vattenfall
Posted 27 Dec 2016

Clyde South
Location: South Lanarkshire
Operator: SSE Renewables
Configuration: 152 X 2.3-MW SWT 93
Operation: 2011-2012
WTG supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: Clyde remains one of the largest single-site wind parks in Europe. It began producting electricity for the grid in Jun 2011 and the wind farm was officially opened by Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond on 14 Sep 2012. The project is situated between Biggar and Moffat and occupies 47km². It cost about £500m.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Posted 20 Jan 2014

Cruach Mhor
Location: Argyllshire
Operator: ScottishPower Renewables
Configuration: 35 X 850-kW V52
Operation: 2004
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: A Vestas factory at Machrihanish, Kintyre, supplied most of the wind turbine equipment for Cruach Mhor.

Photograph courtesy of Wind Prospect
Posted 29 Nov 2003

Deucheran Hill
Location: Argyll and Bute
Operator: Wind Prospect
Configuration: 9 X 1.75-MW V66
Operation: 2002
WTG supplier: Vestas

Photograph courtesy of Wind Prospect
Posted 29 Nov 2003

Edinbane
Location: Highland
Operator: Vattenfall Wind
Configuration: 18 X 2.3-MW E-70
Operation: 2010
WTG supplier: Enercon
EPC: R J McLeod Contractors Ltd
Quick facts: This WPP is in Edinbane, Isle of Skye. Construction started in 2008 and completed on 1 Jul 2010.

Photograph courtesy of Vattenfall
Posted 27 Dec 2016

Eigg Wind
Location: Highlands
Operator: Eigg Electric Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 6-kW
Operation: 2008
WTG supplier: Proven
Quick facts: When Isle of Eigg's renewable energy system was fully commissioned, it served 37 households and 5 commercial properties. The scheme has a 10-kW solar array, three small hydro turbines, the wind turbines, and a control system and battery set-up that can supply up to 24hr of renewable energy if circumstances dictate. Two 80-kW diesel gensets were added for for backup. The final cost of the project was £1.664mn provided by 7 different national and community-based authorities. Eigg Electric is a subsidiary of Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust.

Photograph courtesy of Eigg Electric
Posted 25 Feb 2009

Gigha
Location: Argyll and Bute
Operator: Gigha Renewable Energy Ltd<
Configuration: 3 X 225-kW V27
Operation: 2004
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: This is the first grid-connected, community-owned and run wind farm in the UK. The machines were originally installed at the Windcluster plant at Haverrig, Cumbria.

Photograph courtesy of Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust
Posted 8 May 2005

Griffin Wind
Location: Perth and Kinross
Operator: SSE Renewables
Configuration: 68 X 2.3-MW SWT 101
Operation: 2011
WTG supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: Griffin is located in the Birnam Hill area near Perth. It was built on land which is a mixture of upland heather moorland, grassland and commercial forestry.  Griffin has three distinct groups of 30, 25 and 13 turbines from west to east on three broadly parallel ridges.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Posted 20 Jan 2014

Hare Hill
Location: East Ayrshire
Operator: ScottishPower Renewables
Configuration: 20 X 660 kW V47
Operation: 2000
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: Hare Hill Windfarm is located in New Cumnock.

Photograph courtesy of Ibderdrola
Posted 2 Jun 2013

Harestanes
Location: Dumfries and Galloway
Operator: ScottishPower Renewables
Configuration: 68 X 2-MW G87
Operation: 2013-2014
WTG supplier: Gamesa
EPC: Northstone
Quick facts: In late 2007, Scottish Power Renewables was granted permission to build this wind farm on 20km² near Moffat and Ae. Harestanes was completed in Jul 2014.

Photograph courtesy of ScottishPower Renewables
Posted 5 Jun 2014

Glens of Foudland
Location: Aberdeenshire
Operator: Centrica Energy
Configuration: 20 X 1.3 MW
Operation: 2005
WTG supplier: Bonus
EPC: Renewable Energy Systems Ltd, R J McLeod
Quick facts: Glens of Foudland is 7.5km east of Huntly and was acquired from Renewable Energy Systems in Oct 2004. Startup was in May 2005. Each tower is 47m high and the rotor diameter is 62m.

Photograph courtesy of Centrica plc
Posted 7 Jun 2008

Millour Hill
Location: North Ayrshire
Operator: Community Windpower Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 3-MW SWT 101DD
Operation: 2012
WTG supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: This WPP became fully operational in May 2012. It is the first in the UK to install and operate Siemens Direct Drive WTG technology. The site is 5km northwest of the town of Dalry.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Posted 20 Jan 2014

Strathy North
Location: Highlands
Operator: SSE Renewables
Configuration: 33 X 2.05-MW MM82
Operation: 2015
WTG supplier: Senvion
EPC: McLeod
Quick facts: Strathy North is located 7km from Strathy village, Sutherland, in an area of commercial forestry plantation. The project was consented in Nov 2011, site prep began in Jul 2013, and first power was expoerted in Jun 2015.

Photograph courtesy of SSE
Posted 26 Jul 2015

   

Whitelee-I
Location: Renfrewshire
Operator: ScottishPower Renewables
Configuration: 49 X 2.3-MW SWT 82, 91 X 2.3-MW SWT 93
Operation: 2008-2009
WTG supplier: Siemens
Quick facts: The Whitelee site covers 55km².

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Re-posted 20 Jan 2014

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 27-Dec-2016

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