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 Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm in the United Kingdom, plus three proposed onshore wind developments at Whiteneuk, Quantans Hill and South Kyle II.
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.