Barachander Wind Farm

Carraig Gheal Wind Farm
 Image: Carraig Gheal Wind Farm
Project StatusIn development
No of TurbinesUp to 11
Power Rating of TurbinesCirca 6MW
Capacity of SiteUp to 66MW
Turbine Tip HeightUp to 180m
Site Grid RefNN 02 25

The proposed Barachander Wind Farm is the sister project to GreenPower’s existing wind farm at Carraig Gheal, near Kilchrenan, in Argyll. The Barachander Wind Farm is located right next to the Loch Nant Hydroelectric scheme, close to Carraig Gheal Wind Farm, and together with proposed green hydrogen facilities we are creating a cluster of clean renewable energy production in the north of Argyll.

At a time when the climate emergency demands new green power solutions, this project would be in an ideal location to harness the wind and generate lots of clean renewable energy.

The proposed eleven-turbine development will be in an upland area which includes a major forestry plantation.  The Wind Farm and tree planting will both help tackle climate change and support the Scottish Government’s aspiration to deliver its Net Zero targets by 2045.

The proposed wind turbines will be up to 180 metres tall from ground level to the top of the blade tip. Generating up to 66MW of renewable electricity, Barachander Wind Farm will provide enough renewable electricity for approximately 64,000 homes. It will make a major contribution to Scottish and UK demand for green electricity. To maximise efficiency, options for a 10MW battery are currently being explored.

As part of the delivery of the project, GreenPower is committed to a community benefit fund at £5,000 per MW of installed generating capacity, to support community priorities and initiatives.

Barachander press release 

The first public consultation drop-in sessions were held in September at the below locations:

  • 19th September, 4pm – 8pm, Portsonachan Village Hall, PA33 1BJ
  • 20th September, 11am – 2:30pm, Taynuilt Village Hall, PA35 1JH
  • 20th September, 5pm – 8:30pm, Kilchrenan Village Hall, PA35 1HE
  • 21st September, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, The Atrium, Oban High School, PA34 4JB

The second round of drop-in sessions will be scheduled and advertised shortly.

Project Exhibition Material and Visuals

Feedback form

Exhibition panels

Site layout plan

Cumulative ZTV

Wirelines and visuals

Project leaflet

Scoping Documents

Scoping Report

Scoping Report – Appendix A

Scoping Report – Appendix B