Photomontage: Clash Gour Wind Farm from Dallas

Clash Gour

Site statistics

Location

Moray Council Area- 12km south of Forres, located to the southwest, north and east of the operational Berry Burn wind farm (also developed by Force 9 Energy)

Status

Scoping Request submitted to the Scottish Government April 2017.

An overview of the project is available to view on the ‘Links & Downloads’ section on this page.  This includes the Exhibition Boards from the six public exhibitions which were held, between 1st and 3rd May 2018, in Elgin, Edinkillie, Archiestown, Dallas, Forres and Grantown-on-Spey. The Force 9 development team is currently reviewing the feedback that was received at, and following, those exhibitions. Force 9 is continuing to discuss the evolving design with a wide variety of stakeholders including the Moray Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and the National Park Authority. 

*Please note that this figure is based on 50 turbines with a rated capacity of 5MW 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).

Gallery

  • Viewpoint from A95 North of Brodie Croft
  • Viewpoint from A96 at Forres
  • Viewpoint from Dallas

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Community benefit

Force 9 Energy’s project partner, EDF Renewables (‘EDFR’) is committed to paying a community benefit package at the prevailing Scottish Government recommended rate: currently £5,000 per MW of installed capacity, for every year of operation, to help support local community projects. It may also be possible to ‘capitalise’ some of the available community benefit funding so that more of it is paid up front, rather than annually. This would allow larger capital projects, such as new community buildings or provision of enhanced broadband, to be contemplated.

Community Ownership Opportunity
In addition to the proposed community benefit, EDFR has committed to providing an opportunity for community groups in and around Moray to collectively invest up to 5% in, and thus share in the profits of, the proposed Clash Gour Wind Farm. Further information on this opportunity and the ‘Community of Interest’ can be found in the links & download section.