Vattenfall in South West Scotland
A regional approach focused on communities, opportunities and fossil freedom.
South West Scotland is home to a number of Vattenfall onshore wind farms in operation and under development.
Together, they could produce enough electricity to annually power more than 300,000* homes.
Fossil 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 South Kyle II 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.
For example, independent research has shown that South Kyle Wind Farm has seen £44million of spend awarded to businesses with a presence in Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway, whilst our proposals for Quantans Hill Wind Farm have identified the potential to boost local biodiversity, businesses and community benefits.