Vattenfall has announced that it is investigating plans for two new wind farms with battery storage in South West Scotland.
The company has studied previously identified projects and identified two sites: Whiteneuk is around 5km south of Moniaive and it will consist of up to 35 wind turbines. Quantans Hill is around 2km to the north-east of Carsphairn village, and will consist of up to 21 wind turbines. Each turbine could have a blade tip height of up to 250m.
Vattenfall has submitted a scoping report to the Scottish Government and launched the early stages of the Environmental Impact Assessment process. The company is also keen to start researching and prioritising views from the local community to help shape their proposals.
Carol Kane, Vattenfall’s Local Liaison Officer, South West Scotland, said: “Although these proposals are at an early stage, we are keen to hear from local communities at the earliest opportunity. Over the coming months, we will be liaising with community groups and representatives to discuss the proposals and take comments, questions and suggestions. We have also created online feedback surveys, and we welcome views from as many local people as possible.”
Vattenfall recently awarded a contract for the construction of South Kyle Wind Farm.