Ackron Wind Farm

Scottish wind farms deliver power equivalent to 98 per cent of demand.

Welcome to our project website.

We are investigating the potential of a site 2km south east of Melvich for a wind farm. We are sharing our plans and listening to your views.

We would like to tell you more about the project and ourselves. This website will be kept updated over the development period to keep you informed, and allow you to ask us questions and tell us what you think.

A public exhibition was held on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at Melvich Village Hall. Over 600 residents in the area were invited to attend.

Speak with Us

We will use this website to continue the conversation as we refine the wind farm design. Please tell us what you think:

Ask us a question or phone the project hotline: 01463 714403 (Monday to Fridays, 9am to 5pm).

Your Views

Complete the online feedback form, or take our broadband quick poll. We welcome your input.



Welcome to our project website.

We are investigating the potential of a site 2km south east of Melvich for a wind farm. We are sharing our plans and listening to your views.

We would like to tell you more about the project and ourselves. This website will be kept updated over the development period to keep you informed, and allow you to ask us questions and tell us what you think.

A public exhibition was held on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at Melvich Village Hall. Over 600 residents in the area were invited to attend.

Speak with Us

We will use this website to continue the conversation as we refine the wind farm design. Please tell us what you think:

Ask us a question or phone the project hotline: 01463 714403 (Monday to Fridays, 9am to 5pm).

Your Views

Complete the online feedback form, or take our broadband quick poll. We welcome your input.



  • Working To Net Zero Will See Nearly 50,000 Jobs Created In Scotland

    about 11 hours ago

    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.

    The warning comes from the National Grid which also highlights the need to install low-carbon heating systems in 2.8 million homes and 60,000 charging points for electric vehicles over the next ten years. At the same time, carbon capture usage and storage technology and hydrogen networks will need to be developed.

    In its report, Building the Net Zero Energy Workforce, it says properly skilled workers will be required to transform the energy network. In...

    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.

    The warning comes from the National Grid which also highlights the need to install low-carbon heating systems in 2.8 million homes and 60,000 charging points for electric vehicles over the next ten years. At the same time, carbon capture usage and storage technology and hydrogen networks will need to be developed.

    In its report, Building the Net Zero Energy Workforce, it says properly skilled workers will be required to transform the energy network. In Scotland alone, 48,700 jobs will have to be created to reach the UK target of net zero by 2050 – although the Scottish target is five years earlier.

    Statkraft has an important role to play. Our commitment to invest £600 million in Scotland in the next five years will help reduce emissions and create new jobs.

  • Congratulations to Melvich Community Council

    12 days ago

    We would like to congratulate the Melvich Community Council and its members on having held its first meetings and setting out its priorities for 2020.

    We welcome the opportunity to play a productive role in the community and to work with the Council members in the months ahead. We thank the members for their feedback and being open to hearing our plans.

    Statkraft is always determined to be a positive community partner and we look forward to demonstrating that.



    We would like to congratulate the Melvich Community Council and its members on having held its first meetings and setting out its priorities for 2020.

    We welcome the opportunity to play a productive role in the community and to work with the Council members in the months ahead. We thank the members for their feedback and being open to hearing our plans.

    Statkraft is always determined to be a positive community partner and we look forward to demonstrating that.



  • Follow Up : Our first Ackron Wind Farm exhibition

    8 months ago
    Ackron exhibition

    We have been encouraged by the positive local response to proposals for Ackron Wind Farm near Melvich.

    More than 40 residents and other interested parties attended our public exhibition at Melvich Village Hall on 26 June to learn more about the proposal.

    The early-stage engagement meeting included an opportunity to view an interactive map to show how the wind farm could look from different locations and to find out more about an opportunity for the project to bring improved broadband to the area.

    In addition, the exhibition provided information on shared ownership, local construction and the community fund legacy...

    We have been encouraged by the positive local response to proposals for Ackron Wind Farm near Melvich.

    More than 40 residents and other interested parties attended our public exhibition at Melvich Village Hall on 26 June to learn more about the proposal.

    The early-stage engagement meeting included an opportunity to view an interactive map to show how the wind farm could look from different locations and to find out more about an opportunity for the project to bring improved broadband to the area.

    In addition, the exhibition provided information on shared ownership, local construction and the community fund legacy that could see £245,000 each year being available after development.

    Our plans are at an early stage and we gained some valuable input from the community that will help shape our plans. Thank you to everyone that took the time to meet us. There were some great suggestions for how the community fund could be put to good use and we made some connections with local suppliers who could be involved in the construction, should the project go ahead.

    We will take all the information gained from the exhibition into account and assess results of site surveys before deciding the number and location of turbines that could be applied for in a formal planning application to Highland Council.

    We will follow up personally with anyone who contacted us or attended the exhibition. If you would like to stay informed of project news, please register on this site to receive updates.
  • Public Exhibition Announced

    9 months ago

    Airvolution will be presenting details of their proposed Ackron wind farm, located 2km southeast of Melvich to locals, as well as discussing ideas around shared ownership, local construction and the fund legacy which could see £245,000 each year being available to the community, after construction. The company also believe there is an opportunity for their project to bring improved broadband to the area.

    Senior Development Manager for the Ackron Project, Lloyd Godwin said: "This public exhibition is an opportunity for us to explain the details of the Ackron Wind Farm project and even more importantly, to hear the views and...

    Airvolution will be presenting details of their proposed Ackron wind farm, located 2km southeast of Melvich to locals, as well as discussing ideas around shared ownership, local construction and the fund legacy which could see £245,000 each year being available to the community, after construction. The company also believe there is an opportunity for their project to bring improved broadband to the area.

    Senior Development Manager for the Ackron Project, Lloyd Godwin said: "This public exhibition is an opportunity for us to explain the details of the Ackron Wind Farm project and even more importantly, to hear the views and thoughts of the community and elected representatives. We hope to see as many residents as possible at the exhibition.”

    Public exhibition: Wednesday 26th June, 2pm - 8pm, Melvich Village Hall. All welcome to attend.

    Airvolution Clean Energy develop wind farm projects in Scotland on behalf of Statkraft, the largest renewable energy generator in Europe. Over 600 homes have received an invitation to attend and posters distributed for local noticeboards.

    View: Resident invitation Exhibition

    View: Exhibition Poster: Ackron Wind Farm