Hopsrig wind farm was consented by the DPEA in 2019, for 12 turbines at 140m to tip.
In October 2020, a scoping report for a Section 36 Application was submitted to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit, with a view to a full application being submitted in early 2021 with a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment Report.
The scoping report has been submitted on the basis of 13 wind turbines at 200m to tip.
The development at Hopsrig wind farm would bring a unique opportunity for the local community to own up to 10% of the wind farm. The Developer will be making an offer to a number of the closest community councils in due course.
The Shared Ownership model we are using for Crossdykes Wind Farm is at a more advanced stage, and as such we would expect this model to be used for Hopsrig Wind Farm, should it be successful.
In addition to the shared ownership offering, there will be community investment regardless of whether the shared ownership offering is taken up.
The Community Investment associated with the consented wind farm is £192,000 per year, index linked for the operational lifetime of the project. This equates to £4.8 Million over the 25 year development lifetime.
Muirhall is proposing that should the Section 36 application be successful, then the community investment associated with the wind farm will increase from £5,000 per Megawatt, to £7,000 per Megawatt.
Using the proposed Generation Capacity in the Section 36 Scoping report, this would potentially result in:
The wind farm was consented by the DPEA in 2019.
A Section 36 Scoping report was submitted to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit in October 2020, with a view to a full application being submitted in early 2021.
Consented = 12 turbines of approximately 3.5 MW each. Total Capacity = 42 MW.
In Scoping = 13 turbines of approximately 6 MW each.
Total Capacity = 78 MW
Consented height to blade tip = 140m
In Scoping height to blade tip = 200m