|Annual CO2 savings:||142000 tonnes|
The Wind Farm Proposal
RidgeWind are proposing a wind farm development at Beinneun in the Highlands. The site is located 8 km west of Invergarry and is adjacent to an existing wind farm. Consultants have been working on the site since 2009 and with advice from experts, consultees and the local community a final layout of 25 turbines was finalised. The turbines would be similar in appearance to the existing turbines at the adjacent wind farm and would have a maximum tip height of 132m. The site would have an installed capacity of approximately 85MW.
RidgeWind submitted the Beinneun Wind Farm application to the Scottish Government at the end of 2011 and we were delighted to received consent for the project in under a year. The plans were reviewed by Highland Council and numerous consultees who submitted their responses prior to the Government releasing their decision.
There is still a large amount to be done prior to the site becoming fully operational but RidgeWind are currently working on delivering the project as soon as practicable and information on our progress will be found in the news section.
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Beinneun Wind Farm Co-operative
RidgeWind has agreed to help the community to form, and will continue to support, a co-operative, principally comprising local individuals and organisations. The purpose of the co-operative is to promote and provide projects relating to renewable energy and provide support to the proposed Beinneun Wind Farm, with the aim of ensuring that the local community secures the benefits that an operational wind farm at Beinneun would bring.
*The images have been adapted from the Visuals produced for an Environmental Statement. They are used in this context for illustrative purposes only and are not visible with correct field of view and viewing distances.