Project updates

These are the latest project updates for Berry Burn Extension

Latest news

25 Aug, 2023
Temporary Met Mast Works Begin

On site works to install the temporary meteorological mast (met mast) are due to start next week, 29 August 2023.  It is expected, depending on weather, that the works will be complete at the beginning of September.

13 Mar, 2023
Temporary Met Mast Approved

Moray Council have approved our application to install a temporary met mast, of up to 80 metres in height.

The mast will measure the wind resource and be present for up to two years. The met mast was consented in March 2023 and you can view all details planning here.

20 Jan, 2023
Application Submitted for a Temporary Met Mast

Following approval of our planning application to extend Berry Burn Wind Farm, the team have been busy planning in preparation for the construction and operations of the project. 

25 Oct, 2022
Low Emissions Scenario report 2022 published

Statkraft’s Low Emissions Scenario is an extensive analysis of the energy market moving towards 2050. Learn all about it here.

Low emissions scenario 2022

20 Dec, 2021
Notice of Decision: BB2 Wind Farm Limited

Below is a copy of the Notice of Decision published this week in the Forres Gazette, Northern Scot and Edinburgh Gazette.

17 Dec, 2021
Consent to extend Berry Burn Wind Farm

We have received confirmation from the Energy Consents Unit (ECU) that the Berry Burn Extension planning application has been approved.

25 Nov, 2021
Statkraft releases latest annual Low Emissions Scenario report

For the sixth consecutive year, Statkraft have released its Low Emissions Scenario - an analysis of the energy world towards 2050.

27 Oct, 2021
Onshore Wind in Scotland will play pivotal role in meeting net-zero targets

A report has been published on how to maximise the economic benefits of clean power for consumers while ensuring that the UK reaches net zero emissions at the lowest cost.

21 Sept, 2021
Local Suppliers urged to register their interest in Berry Burn Extension construction

As our planning application for the wind farm sits with the Scottish Government for review, we take this important time to reach out to local suppliers and communities to find meaningful ways to bring benefits to the local area.

23 Jun, 2021
You're Invited: Find out more about 'Why here?' Webinar, 10am 29th June 2021 at 10am

One of the most common questions we are asked when developing our projects is 'Why here?".

26 Apr, 2021
April update: additional wireframe and news ads

The Moray Council planning committee met in March 2021 and considered our application.

6 Apr, 2021
Moray Council vote "No Objection"

On 23 March the Moray Council Planning and Regulatory Services Committee voted to Not Object to our proposed extension. We thank the Officers and Councillors for giving the application due consideration, and are pleased with their decision.

22 Mar, 2021
Spring Newsletter Published

Our latest project update has just been published, and provides a summary of the feedback to date on the project application, as well as highlighting some of the latest projects to receive support from the Berry Burn Community Fund.

20 Feb, 2021
Statkraft recognised at Highlands and Islands Renewable Awards

Our approach to the proposed extension to Berry Burn Wind Farm has been selected as a finalist in the Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Awards.

17 Nov, 2020
Ecological restoration plan leads to nomination for prestigious renewables award

Wildfires which devastated much of the Moray countryside in the north of Scotland last year have led to increased environmental benefits being proposed by Europe’s largest renewable energy producer.

17 Aug, 2020
Submission newsletter available

Our latest newsletter has been distributed to over 480 homes in the area. It confirms submission of our plans for a proposed extension of Berry Burn WInd Farm.

17 Aug, 2020
Section 36 application submitted to extend Berry Burn Wind Farm

We are pleased to announce that our application for a 9 turbine extension has been submitted to Scottish Government.

27 Jul, 2020
Proud to be members of Moray Chamber of Commerce

As our business grows in Moray, we are pleased to be a member of the Moray Chamber of Commerce, who provide a range of valuable services tailored to Moray businesses.

9 Jul, 2020
Statkraft and GE join forces on world-leading Moray project

Statkraft is a leading company in the renewables sector, including hydro, wind and solar generation. 

9 Jul, 2020
Residents receive Project Update

View the July 2020 newsletter

Over 480 households nearest the site have received a newsletter this week to provide an update on the project. The newsletter includes information on Statkraft's world-leading grid project announced in Moray, and an update on the site recovery after the wildfires.

9 Jun, 2020
New Defibrillator for Moray

A new life-saving defibrillator for Moray will be available to the public for at least five years after a local fundraising organisation received money to install the equipment and train operators.

8 Jun, 2020
Statkraft Project Manager Finalist for Prestigious Award

A member of the Statkraft development team has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards 2020(External link).

5 May, 2020
Wind Farm emergency funding allocated

We're pleased to see that the Berry Burn Wind Farm Community fund has allocated an emergency fund of £6000 to help community and voluntary organisations in the area, in these particularly trying times of pandemic.

30 Apr, 2020
Ecology Workshop Minutes Published

In response to interest in the ecology of this site at our exhibitions, we were pleased to arrange a workshop which offered the opportunity to sit down with our ecologist and look at the work that has been done so far in more detail. 

21 May, 2020
Assessing Community Feedback from Second Round of Public Exhibitions

As we look towards presenting our final plans to the public before submitting an application, we revisited feedback received during our community engagement events in November 2019.

10 Mar, 2020
Targets Set To Reduce Emissions In Scotland By 75% In Just 10 Years

The power sector continues to lead efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland, according to the latest report from the Committee on Climate Change (External link)(CCC).

3 Mar, 2020
Working To Net Zero Will See Nearly 50,000 Jobs Created In Scotland

Low-carbon electricity generation, from sources including wind and solar power, must increase by around 50% in the next decade alone to meet net zero targets.

18 Feb, 2020
Thank you to Finderne Community Council

We'd like to thank the Finderne Community Council for welcoming us to their latest meeting last night (18th February, 2020).

16 Dec, 2019
Second stage of project exhibitions held for Berry Burn Extension

We successfully delivered a fresh round of public exhibitions for our proposal to extend Berry Burn Wind Farm at the end of November. This included the news that our application will now be for nine turbines, not ten.

8 Nov, 2019
Project Exhibitions Announced for Berry Burn Extension

Following our exhibitions in March, we will be hosting another series of events between 21 - 23 November 2019 to present our updated plans and show how the project has evolved before an application is submitted to the Scottish Government.

6 Nov, 2019
Project Newsletter distributed to Local Residents

A newsletter has been delivered to households within 10km of the Berry Burn Wind Farm to update residents on different aspects of the development.

5 Jul, 2019
Proud to be part of the 91st Forres Highland Games – we wish all competitors good luck!

We are proud to be associated with this fantastic community event, held in Grant Park in Forres, several miles north of the Berry Burn Wind Farm. 

1 Apr, 2019
Local Residents Have Their Say on Extension Proposals

We were pleased to meet over 60 residents from the surrounding area at our public exhibitions to talk about the proposed extension. Thank you to all those who attended.

14 Mar, 2019
Turbine Extension Plans on Display

Proposals for an extension to an existing wind farm south of Forres are set to be presented to local residents.