Kildrummy Wind Farm
Operational since early 2013, the Kildrummy wind farm sits alongside a private forestry estate near Lumsden in Aberdeenshire.
BayWa r.e. acquired the consented project from RWE npower renewables in 2011. The development was granted planning permission for eight-turbines in August 2009.
Construction commenced on site in April 2012, and the project has been operational since early 2013.
A Community Liaison Group was established during the construction phase to enable two way dialogue between BayWa r.e. and the local community. The community benefit fund for the project is being administered by Foundation Scotland and will provide an annual investment of around £23.000 (increased every year in line with RPI and uplifted every five years) into local community and charitable projects.
Details of development
The scheme has been built in line with the consented scheme. It comprises 8 Enercon turbines of 2.3MW capacity each (total 18.4 MW).
An old farm building was renovated to house the grid connection equipment and the existing estate tracks were used as much as possible, with additional water crossings and infrastructure incorporated to house the necessary equipment.
Community Benefit Fund
BayWa r.e. is aware of its responsibility to the communities around our wind parks and wants to be a reliable partner. We have started discussions with the local community regarding the community benefit fund for Kildrummy and more details will be made available in due course. Further information about BayWa r.e.’s general policy in this regard can be found via the link aside.
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