Tangy

  • 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. 

Quick overview

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.  

Tangy Repower

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 has, in April 2018, submitted a Section 42 application to Argyll and Bute Council proposing a small number of changes to the consented ‘repower’.

The proposed changes include a 5m increase in tip height from the consented 125m to 130m, relocation of the temporary construction compound and some minor track alignments. The consented 15 turbine layout remains unchanged from the 2015 repowering application. For more information about the Tangy repowering proposals visit the project page: sse.com/tangy-repower/ 

 

Community

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