The proposed wind turbines will be sited approximately 3km south of Melvich on two local farms, Kirkton Farm and Upper Bighouse, as shown in the site location plan below. This map shows the site (outlined in red) in the context of the surrounding area.
The proposal for the project comprises 11 turbines, each with a blade tip height of up to 149.9 metres, plus 20MW of battery storage. The Kirkton Energy Park will have the potential to generate around 184,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity annually, sufficient to meet the needs of around 49,000 homes, while offsetting approximately 82,000 tonnes of CO2 per year*.
All of the S36 application documentation can be viewed below. These documents are also available to view on the ECU portal - https://www.energyconsents.sco...
The SEI documents submitted in October 2023 are also provided further down.
S36 Application Documents
PAC Report Part 2
Supplementary Environmental Information Documents
*Calculation correct as of March 2022 based on RenewableUK methodology, utilising the most recent statistics from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) (https://www.renewableuk.com/page/UKWEDExplained)