Tangy IV

  • Category: Renewables
  • Energy type: Onshore wind
  • Project type: Project

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.

In order to try and maximise the energy yield of the site, SSE, on 28 April 2017, submitted a new Scoping Report to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit (ECU) proposing a small number of changes to the consented ‘repower’.  

Quick overview

The Modified Tangy III scoping report and subsequent application will be referred to as Tangy IV, as requested by the Energy Consents Unit (ECU), to avoid any confusion between the current proposal and the previously consented Tangy III repower project.  

The Tangy IV modified proposals are largely unchanged since those submitted for the consented Tangy III project.  The main changes are an increased tip height from 125m to 149.9m and retention of forestry. All other elements of the site design (i.e. turbine locations, access track layout, etc.) remain unchanged.

To view the Tangy IV Scoping Report and supporting Figures please click on the links at the bottom of the page.

Project status

Following receipt of the stakeholder responses to the Scoping Report, SSE plan to take the project forward and submit an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to the Scottish Government.  Public exhibition events will also be held in Kintyre around March 2018 to inform local residents and interested parties about the proposals.  More information about these events will be noted here in due course.

If you would like further information about the project or the above events please contact Pauline Allison by phone on 0141 224 7192 or by email at pauline.allison@sse.com.



Community

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. 

Please visit our Community page for more information. 

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Project information

The consented repowering (Tangy III) would involve the removal of the existing 22 turbines (some of which have been generating since 2003) and then replacing them with 15 new larger modern turbines over an extended area. Replacing the existing turbines would allow the site to continue to benefit from the excellent coastal wind resource combined with the significant advances in modern turbine technology and efficiency. The total installed capacity would also  significantly increase the installed generating capacity of the wind farm and maximise the energy yield from the site. To ensure maximum turbine efficiency, the repower includes extending the existing site boundary into the commercially forested area to the north.

We have undertaken significant stakeholder consultation (including two rounds of local public exhibitions), extensive site surveys and careful design to minimise any project impact. The turbine layout has been designed to utilise as much of the existing infrastructure as possible.

The Tangy IV modified proposals are largely unchanged since those submitted for the consented Tangy III project.  The main changes are an increased tip height from 125m to 149.9m and retention of forestry. All other elements of the site design (i.e. turbine locations, access track layout, etc.) remain unchanged.

We recognise the importance of the opportunities that our projects can bring to local communities and businesses. Construction will take around two years bringing significant local opportunities such as:

  • Direct local employment both on site and within the local, regional and national supply chain;
  • Procurement of local plant and materials;
  • Requirement for local accommodation for project staff; and
  • Provision of a Community Investment fund in line with SSE's current policy.