Welcome to Clashindarroch Wind Farm Extension
Scotland leads the way in harnessing renewable energy sources. The Scottish Government has committed to end Scotland’s contribution to climate change within a generation under the Climate Change Bill, which passed in 2019. This landmark legislation will see Scotland become a net-zero society by 2045 at the latest – five years before the rest of the UK and in line with the advice from the government’s independent expert advisors, the UK Committee on Climate Change. In the fight to limit worldwide warming to 1.5 degrees, Scotland has set two interim targets for carbon emissions reduction: 75% by 2030 and by 90% by 2040, compared to 1990 levels.
These targets cannot be met without further renewable energy development, and onshore wind has a major role to play. The Clashindarroch Wind Farm Extension proposal consists of 22 wind turbines, and a state-of-the-art battery energy storage facility, to the west of the operational Clashindarroch Wind Farm. The project would contribute up to 195.2 megawatts towards renewable energy targets and is being developed by renewable energy company Infinergy.
Community Consultation Events:
Thank you to everyone who attended our community open days in Dufftown and Upper Cabrach in the first week of October or joined our online event on 24th October. If you were not able to join us, please watch the recording. The team is considering feedback received and answering questions. Our consultation channels remain open so if you have any questions, please contact us and we will try to provide you with the answers.