An Càrr Dubh Wind Farm

Welcome to our dedicated website for An Càrr Dubh Wind Farm*

We have created this website earlier than usual in our engagement process, to provide a way for the public to easily access information and contact us when we have been unable to be present in the community.

We held our first online exhibition for the project over June and July 2021. We presented information about how our proposals had changed since submitting scoping and gave you the opportunity to provide your views on the project in a number of ways, including through online and offline feedback forms.

The second exhibition for the proposal was held from 1 November to 21 November to update you on the current proposals ahead of submitting an application to the Scottish Government in 2022.

26 turbines were initially proposed for the site and with a turbine tip height of 200m, following site studies and community feedback the proposal has reduced in scale. The current proposal is for 21 turbines with turbine tip heights of up to 180m. We wish to thank the members of the local community who took the time to provide feedback since we first introduced our proposals.

We are following all Scottish Government advice in relation to Covid-19 as we progress our plans. With restrictions easing we were pleased to have been able to hold local drop in sessions over the 9,10 and 11 November in Ford, Dalavich and Inveraray, during the second public exhibition period.

You are still able to provide your views, as we have set up this website to continue a conversation with the local community as the project progresses - please fill in the feedback form, ask us a question or request a call back . You can also take the opportunity to find out more about our development team and Statkraft in the UK.

* The project was originally called Car Duibh Wind Farm. We have renamed the wind farm, following local feedback and further advice, to both accurately reflect local Gaelic and the wind farm location. Find out more here.


Welcome to our dedicated website for An Càrr Dubh Wind Farm*

We have created this website earlier than usual in our engagement process, to provide a way for the public to easily access information and contact us when we have been unable to be present in the community.

We held our first online exhibition for the project over June and July 2021. We presented information about how our proposals had changed since submitting scoping and gave you the opportunity to provide your views on the project in a number of ways, including through online and offline feedback forms.

The second exhibition for the proposal was held from 1 November to 21 November to update you on the current proposals ahead of submitting an application to the Scottish Government in 2022.

26 turbines were initially proposed for the site and with a turbine tip height of 200m, following site studies and community feedback the proposal has reduced in scale. The current proposal is for 21 turbines with turbine tip heights of up to 180m. We wish to thank the members of the local community who took the time to provide feedback since we first introduced our proposals.

We are following all Scottish Government advice in relation to Covid-19 as we progress our plans. With restrictions easing we were pleased to have been able to hold local drop in sessions over the 9,10 and 11 November in Ford, Dalavich and Inveraray, during the second public exhibition period.

You are still able to provide your views, as we have set up this website to continue a conversation with the local community as the project progresses - please fill in the feedback form, ask us a question or request a call back . You can also take the opportunity to find out more about our development team and Statkraft in the UK.

* The project was originally called Car Duibh Wind Farm. We have renamed the wind farm, following local feedback and further advice, to both accurately reflect local Gaelic and the wind farm location. Find out more here.


  • Virtual Exhibition Launched for Car Duibh Wind Farm

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    Today, Monday 14 June 2021, marks the start of the Car Duibh Wind Farm online exhibition.

    The online exhibition will run until the 2 July 2021 and includes:

    • An information brochure with details on the proposal (similar to information boards at a traditional village hall exhibition)
    • A video presentation from the project team
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • An opportunity to join live Q&A online chat sessions with the project team.

    Over 1,400 residents and local businesses have been sent an invitation to the online exhibition. The invite includes a feedback form, which can be returned to us freepost, making sure as many local residents have an opportunity to send us their comments and views on the proposal. The event has also been published in the Argyllshire Advertiser and The Oban Times.

    The live Q&A sessions will take place on the following dates

    • Wednesday 23 June, 11am - 1pm & 5pm - 7pm
    • Monday 28 June, 11am - 1pm & 5pm - 7pm
    • Friday 2 July, 11am - 1pm

    Scott Vallance, Senior Project Manager, said:

    “The project is in the very early stages of development. The current layout is subject to change as we complete our environmental studies and we receive feedback from statutory consultees and from local communities. We welcome all comments, questions and feedback as we continue to shape our plans and the project progresses.

    "We are keen to bring a range of benefits to the area and would encourage all local business to registers as a supplier on our website. We look forward to working with local residents to help shape the project in terms of the community benefit fund and the offer of shared ownership".

    Statkraft will hold a further public exhibition event for Car Duibh Wind Farm later in 2021.

  • Car Duibh Wind Farm Scoping Requested Submitted

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    We are pleased to have submitted a Scoping Request to the Scottish Government to progress our plans for Car Duibh Wind Farm, with the nearest proposed turbine located approximately 6km North West of Inveraray and 4.5km to the east of Dalavich in Argyll and Bute. The proposals are at an early stage and the Scoping Request to the Scottish Government seeks to continue our investigations and receive early feedback from the local community and consultees.

    Recent discussions have taken place with the Energy Consents Unit, who confirmed capacity to take forward the application, and we are following Scottish Government advice throughout all of our work in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. We understand that there are more important matters due to the current health emergency but we are continuing where possible, our daily working activity to assist the green recovery in Scotland.

    At this early stage in the design process we think there is potential for up to 26 turbines, up to 200m high to tip and exceeding 50MW. The proposal may reduce in scale as feedback is received from the local community, statutory consultees and as our environmental consultants progress their studies.

    The Car Duibh proposal is located on the site of the previously proposed Ardchonnel Wind Farm developed by RWE. RWE has no involvement with this entirely new scheme being developed by Statkraft.

    We are enthusiastic about bringing meaningful benefits to local communities. We believe we are the only wind farm developer that has pledged to commission feasibility studies to assess the potential to bring improved access to broadband as part of our projects.

    Despite this project being subsidy free, we are committed to delivering £5,000 per MW per year of installed capacity in community benefit funding should the project be consented. In addition, if there is interest within the community, we can explore a community investment opportunity too - this is separate to the community benefit fund.

    We have a history of engaging with the community and despite face-to-face meetings not being possible at the moment, we have confidence and experience that this can be done online. Since March 2020, we have adapted to hosted online exhibitions and met with community groups over teams and zoom to progress other projects and gather community views.

    We welcome the opportunity to speak with local residents and community groups by phone or video call to outline our proposals in more detail, introduce some of the team and receive any early feedback.

    Please register for project updates or contact us with your questions or comments.

Page last updated: 26 January 2022, 09:45