Berry Burn Wind Farm, Forres

Berry Burn

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Location

Moray - 12km south of Forres

Status

Operational

Berry Burn Wind Farm was approved by the Scottish Government in 2009. The 29-turbine wind farm is within the Altyre Estate, 12km south of Forres in the Moray council area. The turbines are sited on the lower slopes of Cairn Ghiubhais and Cairn Kitty, which means that compared to other similar-sized wind farms, views of the wind farm are significantly restricted. The turbines are 99.5 metres high to the tip of the blades. In addition to the turbines, the wind farm consists of a landscaped substation and access tracks. In order to minimise any environmental impacts, connection to the national grid running north of the site is via an underground cable.

 

Berry Burn is now owned and operated by Statkraft UK Limited. 

 

All photos are reproduced with kind permission of Statkraft UK Ltd.

Gallery

  • Berry Burn Wind Farm 1
  • Berry Burn Wind Farm 2
  • Berry Burn Wind Farm, Open Day
  • Berry Burn Wind Farm 4

Community benefit

There is a commitment to pay into a Community Fund £166,750 per year, index linked. In March 2015 a second quarterly funding round of £90,000 was released to support ten local projects including funding playground equipment for Dallas, new Christmas lights for Forres town center and supporting one of Moray’s most popular annual events, ‘Piping at Forres’.