Vattenfall in South West Scotland

South Kyle Wind Farm

View from the top of a turbine at South Kyle Wind Farm

South Kyle is an onshore wind farm developed by Vattenfall in East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. Inaugurated in June 2023, the 50 turbine wind farm is owned by Schroders UK Wind and operated by Vattenfall.

Number of turbines 50
Total installed capacity 240MW
Average annual homes equivalent 190,000
Equivalent annual reductions in CO2 300,000 tonnes
Estimated community benefits value over project lifetime £38 million

Funding local communities

Over its lifetime, South Kyle Wind Farm will deliver an estimated £38million in community benefit funding for Carsphairn, Dalmellington, New Cumnock and Patna through the South Kyle Community Benefit Fund. Managed by local organisations and Foundation Scotland, the Fund is currently in its set-up phase following an initial investment from the wind farm of £2.4 million.

Read our newsletter to find out more about the Fund’s innovative structure and how it was collaboratively designed with the local communities.

South Kyle Community Fund

A new, innovative model for community benefit has been designed with the community to deliver £38 million of funding over the lifetime of the wind farm

Supplier Stories

Meet some of the local companies who have helped to build South Kyle Wind Farm


Improving local habitats

At South Kyle, habitat restoration work will include peat and blanket bog restoration, enabling the regrowth of vegetation and capturing carbon; and significant replanting including an additional 7.5ha of native woodland such as birch, rowan and willow. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the operation of South Kyle Wind Farm you can get in touch directly with our project team here.

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