Airigh Location

Airigh

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Location

Argyll & Bute Council - located in South Knapdale, 9km south-west of Tarbert.

Status

Scoping Report Submitted to the Scottish Government in August 2016.

Force 9 Energy submitted a request for a Scoping Opinion to the Scottish Government for its proposed Airigh (formerly Carse) Wind Farm in August 2016.

 

Since then the design of the wind farm has been significantly revised: the feedback received, following the first Public Exhibition held in September 2016, was helpful here as were the detailed discussions held with local Community Council representatives.  Ongoing environmental survey results have also helped refine the emerging design.

 

Force 9 Energy views positive community engagement as a key part of the development process. We will therefore be holding a second Public Exhibition on Friday, 24th February 2017 in Tarbert. See the News section for further details

*Please note that this figure is based on 14 turbines with a rated capacity of 3.6MW operating at 27.3% capacity (long term average capacity factor for onshore wind from Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2016) and assuming 3,994 is the average UK household electricity consumption in kW hours (based on DECCs publication Energy Consumption in the UK (2016).

Community benefit

A Community Fund will be established with effect from first commercial operation of the wind farm. Funding will be at the prevailing Scottish Government recommended rate, currently £5,000 per Mega Watt of Installed Capacity, index linked, for each operational year of the wind farm (anticipated to be 25 years).

Force 9 Energy and EDF Energy Renewables are also considering offering the local communities a chance to own up to a 10% stake in the project by way of a ‘Revenue Sharing Opportunity’ – whereby the local communities would receive a share of the profits of the project.