In August 2019, SSE submitted a request for Scoping Opinion to Scottish Ministers for the Glencassley wind farm. The project offers the potential for over 50MW of renewable energy capacity. Development work is currently ongoing to optimise the site which offers excellent potential for renewable wind generation.
The Glencassley site is located in the Highlands of Scotland, 7km north of Rosehall, 12km west of Lairg and to the north west of SSE’s operational Achany Wind Farm.
In 2012 SSE submitted an application for a 26-turbine wind farm. This application was subsequently refused by the Scottish Government in 2015 due to impacts on the National Scenic Area and ‘Wild Land’ despite the support of The Highland Council.
With the renewed appetite for onshore wind in Scotland and in the context of the ‘Climate Emergency’, SSE is reviewing previous schemes and has concluded that this site continues to offer excellent potential for a wind farm. The site layout is now being optimised with a view to addressing previous concerns. Installed capacity and turbine dimensions will be dependent on environmental and technical considerations, but it is anticipated that the turbine tip-height would be greater than 150m, delivering a capacity in excess of 50MW.
In August 2019 a Scoping Report was submitted to the Scottish Government.
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