3R Energy, on behalf of Douglas West Extension Ltd, submitted an application to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit (ECU) in 2018 which seeks permission to extend the Douglas West Wind Farm onto the eastern part of the Cumberhead Forest complex that lies to the north-west of Douglas and south of Coalburn in rural South Lanarkshire.
Douglas West Wind Farm Extension
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The site constitutes a gap between Douglas West Wind Farm, Hagshaw Hill Wind Farm, and a number of other consented wind farms on the north side of the Douglas Valley. The application seeks consent to construct and operate a wind farm with a generating capacity of up to 78MW, comprising 13 wind turbines and associated infrastructure with a ground to blade tip height of up to 200 metres.
The Proposed Development also includes provision for around 20MW of energy storage capacity. Community benefit contributions of £390,000 per annum will be provided from this project to support groups and projects within the local area.
3R Energy has entered into a joint-venture agreement with ScottishPower Renewables to deliver this project.