Project Info

The proposed wind turbines would be sited approximately 3km to the north of Alva, 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 up to 14 turbines, each with a blade tip height of up to 149.9 metres, which would have a total installed capacity of approx. 70 MW. The proposed design of the project will be developed by a multidisciplinary project team, through an iterative process which will consider feedback from consultees, the local communities, and experienced consultants.

It is anticipated that Windburn Wind Farm will have the potential to generate around 263,020 MWh of electricity annually, sufficient to meet the needs of around 74,670 homes*.

The project team are currently undertaking a suite of environmental surveys and assessments across the site. The results will be incorporated into the environmental impact assessment (EIA) and the design process, informing the finalised layout that strikes the best balance between maximising renewable energy generation and associated benefits whilst reducing any adverse impacts where possible through a considered mitigation plan.

A formal scoping request will be submitted to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit (ECU) in March 2023. This process will formalise the scope of the EIA required to inform the project planning application, which will be a Section 36 application to the ECU, as the project’s capacity exceeds 50MW.

We anticipate that the Section 36 application will be submitted in spring 2024.

*Calculation correct as of February 2023 based on RenewableUK methodology, based on the average UK home consumption, utilising the most recent statistics from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) (