- Category: Renewables
- Energy type: Onshore wind
- Project type: Asset
Balmurrie Fell is an extension to the adjacent Artfield Fell wind farm. It was granted consent by Dumfries & Galloway Council in December 2009 and is located around 1km to the west of Artfield.
- 7 turbines with a total capacity of 9.1MW
- commissioned in September 2012
- extension of Artfield Fell wind farm
Balmurrie Fell is a seven turbine 9.1MW extension to the adjacent Artfield Fell wind farm. It was granted consent by Dumfries & Galloway Council in December 2009 and is located around 1km to the west of Artfield.
The application followed detailed consultation with local residents, community councils and councillors.
The extension is expected to provide green energy for almost another 7,000 homes.
Construction began in January 2012 and was completed in September 2012.
Artfield Fell is the 15 turbine wind farm commissioned in July 2005 of which Balmurrie Fell is an extension. It covers an area of approximately 2.5 square kilometres and the nearby farm uses the site for grazing cattle, sheep and horses.
As the name suggests, the wind farm is built on a hill and has fine views across to Luce Bay in the south, and Stranraer.
We recognise that our investments in new electricity generation benefit from the co-operation of the local community in a variety of ways, particularly during the construction phase. In recognition of this, our policy is to establish long-term funds to support community projects in areas where we are developing generation projects.
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