In 2014 Force 9 Energy was granted planning consent by South Lanarkshire Council to build a 14 turbine wind farm on land between the villages of Douglas and Crawfordjohn. The wind farm will have a generating capacity of up to 42MW, providing enough electricity for more than 29,061 homes*. The proposed site, some 5km west of the M74 and 18km south of Lanark, is currently commercial forestry which will be re-planted as part of habitat management proposals for the site.
The turbines will be a maximum of 125 metres high to the tip of the blades. In addition to the turbines, the wind farm will consist of a landscaped sub-station, meteorological mast and access tracks.
Construction of the wind farm commenced in late 2014.