Drumduff Wind Farm Extension

Photo of Drumduff Wind Farm
(c) David Cheskin
Project StatusIn development
No of TurbinesUp to 3
Power Rating of TurbinesCirca 5MW
Capacity of SiteUp to 15MW
Turbine Tip HeightUp to 150m

Drumduff Wind Farm Extension is a planned extension to the existing Drumduff Wind Farm located north of Blackridge. The development will comprise of up to three turbines and an expected generation capacity of 15MW, bringing the overall Drumduff Wind Farm to 6 turbines and the combined onsite capacity totals to approximately 21.3MW.

The existing Drumduff Wind Farm was constructed by Green Breeze Energy Limited, a joint venture between GreenPower and Thrive Renewables, who continue to own and operate the wind farm. The Drumduff Extension is also being developed by both companies under a joint venture, bringing together a considerable amount of experience.

GreenPower commits to providing community benefit funds equivalent to £5,000 per MW generation capacity. The total funds available per annum will very much depend on the final number of turbines and export capacity that is consented and constructed. This will build on the existing Drumduff development fund that has supported the construction of the boardwalk at Blawhorn Moss, and provided support to local people during the COVID pandemic through food vouchers for over 149 families and activity packs for Blackridge Primary School pupils and nursery children.

A single wind turbine development known as Drumelzie Wind Turbine, is already consented within the Drumduff Extension Boundary. The consented turbine is up to 126.5m and would only provide a generation of up to 2.3MW – while a more modern 150m turbine would provide near double the generation at 5MW per turbine and increase the overall site generation from 2.3MW to 15MW. Therefore we are looking to submit a new planning application for Drumduff Extension that will supersede the existing planning consent for the single Druemlzie turbine.

Consented Single Drumelzie Turbine

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Additional information will be published here in due course.