Overview

  • Location

    Moray

  • Anticipated Installed Capacity

    19.8 MW

  • No. of Turbines

    6

  • Homes Powered

    ~9,000

Introduction

Ørsted is developing the Meikle Hill Wind Farm, south east of Dallas in Moray. The wind farm will have installed capacity of 19.8 MW, comprising of six turbines with a generating life of up to 25 years.

Location

Site Location
Moray, United Kingdom

Latest Updates

  • 2018: Work is ongoing to address planning conditions, liaising with local stakeholders and look forward to commencing the next stages of development
  • June 2015: Moray Council approved proposals by Brookfield Renewable to develop the six turbine, 19.8 MW Meikle Hill Wind Farm

Community

Ørsted is dedicated to being an active partner in the communities where we develop, build, operate and own green energy assets such as onshore wind farms. In Scotland, we offer a community benefit programme committed to supporting communities close to our wind farm sites. We’re keen to support local community projects wherever we can.

Every year over the lifetime of the wind farm, Ørsted will pay £5,000 into a community development fund for each megawatt of installed capacity.

We are committed to consulting and engaging with the people who live and work near our projects.

A dedicated Community Liaison Group (CLG) was established for the Meikle Hill Wind Farm to ensure that the proposed development involves local people, takes account of their views, and explores opportunities to create long-term economic benefit.

The Meikle Hill CLG currently has representatives from the following groups:

  • Heldon Community Council
  • Dallas Hall Committee
  • Heldon Community Council
  • Dallas Hall Committee

Planning

  • June 2015: Plans for the Meikle Hill Wind Farm were consented by Moray Council
  • December 2014: Supplementary information was submitted to Moray Council as a result of feedback received in response to the original proposal. The amendments saw the number of proposed turbines reduced from ten to six
  • June 2014: The original planning application for Meikle Hill Wind Farm was submitted to Moray Council following extensive consultation with the local community

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