Whitelaw Brae Windfarm is located approximately 3km south of Tweedsmuir in the Scottish Borders. Consent for the construction and operation of the Whitelaw Brae Wind Farm was granted by Scottish Ministers in December 2017 and BayWa r.e. acquired the project in May 2019 as part of its purchase of Forsa Energy’s renewable energy portfolio.
The Whitelaw Brae Windfarm project comprises 14 turbines with a maximum height to blade tip of 133.5m and has secured a grid connection for 57 MW.
Consent for the windfarm was granted by Scottish Ministers, under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989, following submission of the following documents and after examination at a Public Local Inquiry in August 2016. Click here to view the application documents
- Whitelaw Brae Windfarm Environmental Statement (2014) (ES)
- Whitelaw Brae Windfarm Further Environmental Information (2016) (FEI)
In July 2020 Whitelaw Brae Windfarm Limited submitted an application to the Scottish Ministers to vary the Consent to:
- Extend the generation lifetime of the wind farm from 25 years to 30 years;
- Increase the consented tip height from 133.5m to up to 136.5m;
- Provide clarification on the Drawing listed as Annex E in the consent.
Documentation associated with the Section 36C application can be downloaded below.