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These are the latest project updates for Craig Watch Wind Farm
On November 12, project manager John Wallace and community liaison Seumas Skinner will be Dufftown Farmers Market to provide updates on the project and answer any questions.
Drop by the stall to find out about the latest progress on the project or to sign-up to the local supplier register.
Statkraft’s Low Emissions Scenario is an extensive analysis of the energy market moving towards 2050. Learn all about it here.
Statkraft has submitted plans for a new windfarm near Dufftown, Moray, to the Scottish Government.
The submitted plans propose 11 turbines sited 8km to the south-east of Dufftown in the north-east of Scotland. With a turbine hight of 200m, the wind farm is expected to have a capacity of approximately 72.6MW - enough energy to power around 86,000 homes.
Local communities in Moray and Aberdeenshire are expected to benefit from the development of the wind farm, which will see an annual community benefit fund deliver £5,000 per installed MW of capacity every year. This is expected to generate in the region of £363,000 per year for local causes.
John Wallace, Project Manager for Statkraft said:
“We are pleased to be able to submit the application for the Craig Watch Wind Farm. We have worked hard over the last two years to engage with the local communities, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to contribute and provide feedback.”
The full planning application documents can be viewed on the project website www.craigwatch.co.uk or on the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit website under reference ECU00002177.
Statkraft is a member of the Moray Chamber of Commerce, Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce and the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group and have announced their intention to work with the trade bodies and other business groups to maximise the opportunities for local suppliers and opportunities in the local area. Interested local suppliers are encouraged to register their capabilities on the Local Suppliers Register here.
For the sixth consecutive year, Statkraft have released its Low Emissions Scenario - an analysis of the energy world towards 2050.
The Scenario covers the energy transition necessary to move towards a low emissions world.
We wish to thank everyone who took the time to participate in our recent public consultation, and particularly those who attended our in-person events on 16 and 17 November in Dufftown and Glass.
The second consultation events for Craig Watch Wind Farm will be held between 4-24 November 2021.
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.
One of the most common questions we are asked when developing our projects is 'Why here?".
Thank you to all residents and interested groups who took the time to visit our online consultation regarding our plans for Craig Watch Wind Farm between 5 - 31 March.
We are pleased to announce the online consultation for our proposed Craig Watch Wind Farm has commenced.
In March 2021 we held our first session of online community engagement which asked for feedback on a draft wind farm layout. In addition to receiving questions and comments through the consultation website, we also received valuable feedback by phone and post.
We are pleased to submit a Scoping Request to the Scottish Government to progress our plans for Craig Watch Wind Farm. 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 consultees.
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.