E.ON to no longer progress with Loch Urr Wind Farm project
After careful consideration E.ON has made the decision not to progress with the proposed 26 turbine Loch Urr Wind Farm, 6.5km south west of Moniaive near in Dumfries and Galloway.
Following a detailed review of the project a number of environmental and technical issues have been re-assessed. These include the Landscape and Visual objections from both Scottish Natural Heritage and the local landscape architect at Dumfries & Galloway Council. In addition to this, after a full assessment of the met mast data, which has been gathered over two years from the met masts on site, it has shown the site to have inconsistent and unsatisfactory wind speeds required to progress with the project. The combination of these issues has resulted in our decision to withdraw from the project. We wish to pass on its thanks to the local community for their patience on this project and for the valuable input their feedback provided.
E.ON continues to invest in onshore wind which we believe has an important role to play in meeting the UK’s 2020 renewable targets and remains one of the cheapest low carbon technologies available. We have a portfolio of 14 onshore wind projects in various stages of development in Scotland, as well as 16 fully operational sites in the UK.