Investigations are underway to ascertain if land to the west of Vattenfall’s existing Clashindarroch Wind Farm may be suitable for further wind development. Proposals for the project, known as Clashindarroch Wind Farm Extension, are being prepared by wind developers Infinergy. The project team has now submitted a scoping report to the Scottish Government. A spokesperson for the initiative said: “The project is at an early stage, with a Scoping request just being submitted to the Energy Consents Unit of the Scottish Government. We are currently considering a potential layout comprising up to 28 wind turbines with a maximum tip height of 200m, totalling a combined installed capacity of up to 168MW. However this may well change; the final design will be the result of further site surveys and extensive consultation with various consultees and local stakeholders.”

“By sensitively extending the existing wind farm we can make a considerable contribution towards the Scottish Government’s Net zero target for 2045. We would design the project in a way that makes the turbines look like an integrated cluster with the existing Clashindarroch Wind Farm and the proposed Clashindarroch Wind Farm II, to limit visual impact whilst maximising green energy generation.”