The next generation of wind power
Edinbane Wind Farm has been in operation since 2010, powering around 34,000 homes annually. Repowering the site would see up to 19 turbines replacing the existing wind farm, with a capacity of up to 90MW.
Edinbane’s current turbines represent the first-generation of wind turbine technology. Big advances have been made, meaning that repowering the site would significantly increase the amount of renewable electricity produced.
How to Repower?
The existing 18 turbines are removed from the site. Vattenfall commits to a landfill ban and to recycle all wind turbine blades by 2030.
The site is repowered with new machines. The existing site boundary will not change.
The scoping report can be viewed below, which includes details of the initial proposals. These plans will go on to be shaped by the outcome of the Environmental Impact Assessment and through engagement with key stakeholders including local communities, giving local people an opportunity to get involved in this developing the project.
Edinbane Wind Farm
During construction contracts worth around £12m were awarded to companies in the Highlands and Skye.
The operational project also provides a community fund in the local area which to date has paid out over £1.3 million.
Investing in local communities
Learn more about the community fund.