Status

Greengairs East

8

TURBINES

149.9m

TURBINE HEIGHT

32835

N° OF HOMES

36MW

Generating Capacity

The Development

Crossdykes Muirhall Energy
Keith McDougall

Our policy is one of openness and excellent public engagement and we are happy to address any queries which may arise.  Please contact the Project Manager, Keith McDougal via email (kmc@muirhallenergy.co.uk), if you would like to discuss the current application in more detail, or to arrange a call.

The site, located between Greengairs and Caldercruix, in North Lanarkshire was originally granted consent in January 2019

An application to vary the current consent was submitted to North Lanarkshire Council on 24th of October 2019. That application was to facilitate the installation of modern turbines, capable of producing approximately twice as much electricity as the previously consented development. To achieve the additional generation, the overall height of the turbines has increased from 125m to blade tip to 149.9m, which allows the full potential and efficiency of the project to be realised.

On the 24th September 2020, the variation application was consented. Muirhall Energy is currently working to discharge the conditions attached to the consent.

Muirhall Energy will arrange local information events prior to construction to allow communities and businesses to understand more about the project.

To download an application form for the Initial Investment Fund, please click here.

Stephen Corr Muirhall Energy

Keith McDougall

Project Manager

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Community Benefits

We are delighted to announce the launch our Initial Investment Fund worth £40,000 to local organisations, charities and clubs for the Greengairs East project.

Groups from the surrounding areas of Greengairs, Plains, Upperton, Caldercruix and Longriggend are being invited to apply for an award of up to £2,500 per application. Successful applicants can spend the money on projects they prioritise such as job creation, training opportunities, improved amenities and sports facilities or environmental enhancements.

Applications will be accepted until 19th August, or until such a time as all funds have been distributed.

Muirhall Energy’s award-winning community engagement was recently recognised with Best Engagement at the Scottish Green Energy Awards for our work during the development of Crossdykes Wind Farm in Dumfries and Galloway. This included our engagement with the community from the very start of the project and providing an industry leading community investment fund and Initial Investment Fund.

Debbie Bridges, Communities Coordinator at Muirhall Energy, said: “At Muirhall Energy, we pride ourselves on the relationships within the communities that we work. We have already worked closely with the local community and look forward to continuing to work in partnership as construction progresses. The establishment of this Initial Investment Fund will be to the benefit of local groups and we are excited to see the applications roll in.”

Once construction is complete, a Community Investment Fund will also be established in addition to the Initial Investment Fund. This will be shared among local community councils and will net residents £4.5 million over the lifetime of the project. With a generating capacity of up to 36 megawatts (MW), Greengairs East will provide enough clean green energy to power more than 32,000 homes.

To download an application form for the Initial Investment Fund, please click here.

We were pleased to receive the following testimonial from George McCutcheon

Over the past few years we have worked with Muirhall Energy and have always found them to be friendly and approachable. They have a great community engagement programme. 

They have provided support to Plains through many projects. In particular, PCF run the annual Bonnie Barrels competition. The village has approximately 100 wooden barrel planters. Each year Muirhall Energy has sponsored the competition by providing trophies for the winning barrels. 

Muirhall  assist PCF with the donation of selection boxes and Easter eggs to every pupil in the 3 schools based in Plains. Muirhall Energy quickly also came to our aid and ensured a section ofdamaged boardwalk was replaced and repaired after having been subject to fireraisings. 

Plains Community Futures certainly could not have achieved as much within the village without the support and engagement ofMuirhall Energy. We are glad to be able to continue to count on them as a trusted partner. 

We fully support Muirhall Energy in their ambitious project to deliver Greengairs East Windfarm and further green energy to our local area”. 

George McCutcheon – Chair, Plains Community Futures

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Information at a Glance

Status

Consented – expected to start constuctuction in spring 2021

Output

  • 8 turbines at 4.5MW each
  • Installed total capacity 36MW

Specification

  • Height to blade tip = Up to 149.9m

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