Strathy Wood wind farm development

Here you can find information about our planned wind farm development in Strathy Wood

Site Statistics
Location Near Strathy, Sutherland
Project scope  Up to 26 turbines 
Turbine height  Maximum 145m to tip 
Total power  Maximum 78MW 
Status Under development

Strathy Wood wind farm project information

We’ve recently submitted a planning application for the Strathy Wood Wind Farm development to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit.

The wind farm, located near Strathy could generate up to 78 megawatts of electricity, enough to power around 52,535* homes with clean, renewable energy.

During the development of the project, we met with the local community councils as well as local residents to discuss our plans and understand their thoughts on the proposal.

Following local feedback and a number of environmental studies that have been carried out, we’ve designed a wind that we believe ensures it will have a minimal impact on the local landscape and wildlife, while generating as much renewable energy as possible. Notably, this process saw the number of turbines in the plans reduce from 28 to 26.

Why Strathy Wood?

Following initial studies, Strathy Wood was chosen as a wind farm development for several reasons, including its good wind resource, viable access, limited visibility due to topography and potential grid connection point.

Community benefit

To ensure the wind farm has a positive effect on the local area, if consent is given, E.ON will provide a Community Benefit Fund, giving up to £390,000 a year to local groups and projects. This amounts to £5,000 per installed megawatt and how this money is spent will be up to local residents to decide.

Have your say

You now have the opportunity to make representations on the project to the Scottish Government up until 10 January 2014. Copies of our application along with our Environmental Statement are available below. Hard copies are also available at the below locations during normal office hours.

Click here for more details on how to make representations

The Highland Council
Drummuie, Golspie
KW10 6TA

Strathy Village Hall
Strathy, Sutherland
KW14 7RZ

The Highland Council
Bettyhill Service Point
NTC, Bettyhill
KW14 7SS

The Highland Council
Glenurquhart Road

 Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like any more information please get in touch.

 Call :0800 096 1199


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