- Category: Renewables
- Energy type: Onshore wind
- Project type: Asset
Tangy wind farm, situated approximately 9km northwest of Campbeltown on the west coast of the Kintyre Peninsula, Argyll & Bute has an installed capacity of 18.7MW.
The original wind farm at Tangy has been in operation for almost ten years. It comprises of 15 turbines with a 7-turbine extension which became operational in 2007. The existing site is expected to remain in operation until 2022.
In June 2015, SSE welcomed the consent granted from Argyll & Bute Council to ‘repower’ Tangy wind farm. The consent would see Tangy’s existing 22 turbines replaced with 15 modern machines; almost doubling the installed generating capacity of the wind farm.
However, in order to try and maximise the energy yield of the site SSE have, in April 2017, submitted a Scoping Report to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit (ECU) proposing a small number of changes to the consented ‘repower’.
The proposed changes include installing over 50MW based on the same 16 turbine layout previously submitted but with an increased tip height, from the consented 125m, up to, but not exceeding, 150m. For more information about the Modified Tangy III proposals and to view the Scoping Report please visit the project page at www.sse.com/tangyIII
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