Swinford Wind Farm

More than 100,000 people travel past this wind farm along the M1 every day.

Swinford Wind Farm is an 11 turbine project located in Leicestershire. 
The wind farm has been operating since 2012 with 50% of the spend from construction going to UK companies.

Areal photo of wind turbines in a green landscape.

Swinford wind farm, Leicestershire

Overview of Swinford wind farm

During construction, Vattenfall ran a youth project with the Rural Youth Voice Project to involve young people in the development of the project and the community fund.

Key facts

Electricity capacity 22 MW
Turbines 11
Operational 2012

Wind turbine safety at Swinford wind farm

Community involvement

The community fund is run by the Eight Parishes CIC. They administer the annual grant of £44,000 from Vattenfall for the benefit of the local community. Find out more about their work, and some of the projects that have been supported with the funding.


Winter rock scene
Peter Bartlett
Onshore Operations and Maintenance Manager South

See also

Image of rows of wind turbines located in the blue ocean.

In Kent, we have a cluster of three offshore wind farms.

Parc Cynog wind and solar farm

Co-located with a wind farm, this project shares a grid connection.

Battery at Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm

This battery project helps to keep a stable supply of electricity to the National Grid.