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Located to the south east of Inverness, on a natural plateau at an average of 700m above sea level, Dunmaglass is SSE's highest wind farm to be constructed.

SSE acquired the project from RES in May 2013 and initial enabling works began in the summer of 2013 which included the upgrading of 11km of tracks and the construction of two timber deck bridges.

Highland contractor RJ McLeod was awarded the £16m main civil works contract in summer 2014.

Dunmaglass became fully operational in 2017.

In February 2019, SSE sold 49.9% of Dunmaglass to Greencoat UK Wind PLC as part of a deal in which Greencoat acquired a 49.9% stake in both Dunmaglass and the nearby Stronelairg wind farm.

The height at which Dunmaglass is located presented its challenges during construction and the winter months brought high winds and plenty of snow. The site was fully completed and handed to the operations team in 2017.

In February 2019, SSE signed agreements for the sale of 49.9% of Dunmaglass wind farm to Greencoat UK Wind Plc (“UKW”). This sale was part of a £635m deal in which Greencoat acquired a 49.9% stake in both Stronelairg and Dunmaglass wind farms. The stakes equate to 160.6MW (megawatts) of capacity, with an average valuation for the two wind farms of around £4m per MW.  This valuation demonstrates SSE’s ability develop quality, low carbon assets and infrastructure vital to the GB energy market.

Dunmaglass Community Investment Fund

Through our Dunmaglass wind farm we make around £245,000 per year available for community and charitable projects. Between 2015 and 2040 we expect to invest £6.2million in local projects.

Additional funding is committed to the regional Sustainable Development Fund. This fund opens every two years and supports transformational projects across the Highland local authority area.