Vattenfall in South West Scotland

A regional approach focused on communities, opportunities and a fossil fuel-free future.

South West Scotland is home to South Kyle Wind Farm, a 240MW development under construction and the UK’s second largest wind farm, plus two proposed onshore wind developments at Whiteneuk and Quantans Hill.

Clashindarroch Wind Farm, Aberdeenshire

Clashindarroch Wind Farm

Together, they could produce enough electricity to annually power more than 500,000* homes.

Fossil fuel-free in a generation

Expanding the country’s capacity to generate renewable energy is imperative to reaching both Scotland’s and the UK’s net zero ambitions. New onshore wind is the cheapest way to generate such electricity, and as the climate emergency continues at pace, the challenge now is to identify and develop the most suitable locations for clean, green energy generation so that we may meaningfully reduce carbon emissions. With its transport links, infrastructure, topography, and of course abundant wind resource, South West Scotland is exceptionally well placed for onshore wind energy projects.

A regional view

When Vattenfall builds a wind farm, we focus on bringing investment and opportunity for local communities. South Kyle, Quantans Hill and Whiteneuk open up the potential for a regional perspective, and we are working with communities, suppliers and partners to not only co-ordinate how our investments might benefit specific localities, but to additionally explore and create regional opportunities for local businesses, skills development, and the natural environment.

*Source: https://www.renewableuk.com/page/UKWEDExplained

See also

Image of a female Vattenfall worker hanging in a safety rope on the side of a wind turbine.

South Kyle Wind Farm is a 50 turbine onshore wind project

Image of a wind turbine located on a hill, in a green landscape with blue skies above.

Quantans Hill Wind Farm Proposal is an onshore wind farm project in South West Scotland

Whiteneuk Wind Farm proposal is an onshore wind farm project in South West Scotland