Wider benefits

By redesigning the site, the proposed 16-turbine 105.6MW scheme could generate enough fossil free electricity annually for around 117,000 homes, almost four times that of the original scheme’s 22,000 homes.

The project is also predicted to offset more than 177,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year (compared to a fossil fuel mix of electricity generation), helping towards tackling climate change and making an important contribution to both Scotland’s legally binding net zero targets and the UK’s COP28 pledge to treble renewable capacity by 2030.

Furthermore, the project will achieve carbon payback within 1.3 years (compared to a fossil fuel mix of electricity generation) which takes into account the manufacturing, construction, operation and decommissioning process. Vattenfall has also made a commitment to recycling all wind turbine blades by 2030.