Section 36 application submitted to extend Berry Burn Wind Farm

18 Aug 2020

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

All planning application documents are available to view in the planning documents folder. We appreciate that there is a lot of information contained inside the documents, and encourage you to contact us if you would like information on a specific aspect of the project.

Mícheál Ó Broin, Senior Project Manager for Statkraft said: “We have completed all of the necessary surveys and planning work, as well as a community engagement plan which first started in December 2018. We have been fortunate to have received thoughtful, considered feedback and guidance from the community and many other stakeholders. As a result, our plan has evolved, and we believe it is even stronger than it was at the outset.”


“This project is a great example of the rapid advances in turbine technology. In 2014 we installed a 29 turbine wind farm, generating electricity for approximately 48,000 homes. Within a short space of time we are looking at a 9 turbine project which will provide for over 35,500 homes. Furthermore, because of this increased capacity, the extension would deliver roughly the same amount of community funding as the 29 turbines.” Mícheál added.


A wind farm of under 50 megawatts (MW) would normally be decided by Moray Council, however wind farm extensions are viewed in totality with the operational project (67MW), which means the application is made directly to Ministers of the Scottish Government.


About Berry Burn Wind Farm Extension

  • Energy Consents Unit Reference: ECU00000718
  • 9 turbines
  • 149.9 metres to blade tip
  • 37.8MW installed capacity
  • Generating 139.1 Gigawatt hours (GWh) per year
  • Equivalent to the average annual electricity demand of around 35,575 typical homes*

*based on 2018 Scotland average consumption of 3,910 kWh pa


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