Status

Loganhead

9

Turbines

200m

Turbine Height

53,000

N° OF HOMES

59 MW

Generating Capacity

The Development

Crossdykes Muirhall Energy
Kirstin Leckie

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Loganhead Wind Farm Expansion Section 36 Application

Loganhead wind farm was consented by Dumfries and Galloway Council in 2019, for 8 turbines at 135m to tip.

In November 2021, a Section 36 Application was submitted to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit for an expanded wind farm.

The application was submitted on the basis of 9 wind turbines at 200m to tip.

To view the full submission click on the link here.

Rationale for Increased Scale of Turbines

  • Larger, more efficient turbines are now available, which will maximise productivity of the site
  • If approved, it is predicted that Loganhead will increase its energy generation by 145% more than the currently consented wind farm
  • Turbines that are less than 150m, are increasingly more difficult to source and maintain

Climate Emergency and Policy

  • The Climate Emergency we currently face requires adequate and immediate action. It is one of the most pervasive and threatening crises of our time
  • In 2019 Dumfries and Galloway Council declared a Climate Emergency and set the target of the region emitting net zero carbon by 2025 – the most ambitious target in Scotland

Homes Supplied

  • Consented wind farm: 21,614 homes supplied with electricity each year
  • Revised application: 53,000 homes supplied with electricity each year. This is an increase of 31,000 homes

CO2 Reductions

  • Consented wind farm: 37,000 Tonnes of CO2 offset each year.
  • Revised application: 81,000 Tonnes of CO2 offset each year. This is an increased CO2 offset of 44,000 Tonnes
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Kirstin Leckie

Project Manager

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Shared Ownership & Community Investment

"The revised applications also allows us to increase the community investment fund to over £1m a year across both projects, a trebling of our existing commitment, as well as offer the local community the opportunity to extend their shared ownership of wind farms Muirhall Energy has developed in the area.”

Kirstin Leckie, Project Manager

Community Investment Fund

With the expansion proposed in the Section 36 applications for Loganhead and Hopsrig wind farms, the community investment would substantially increase if approved. Muirhall Energy plans to raise our annual community investment to around £1 million across both sites.

If the revised plans are accepted, local communities will benefit from an industry-leading community investment fund of of £7,000 for every MegaWatt (MW) of power generation capacity, resulting in an annual fund of £413,000 for Loganhead.

We are proud of our record of investing in the communities in which we are based, and have so far committed over £2 million to local groups, events and organisations across Scotland.

Lockerbie and District Rotary Club project for Lochmaben Primary School - Muirhall Energy have supported the club with a combined £5,000 since 2020.

Shared Ownership Scheme

The development at Loganhead also offers an opportunity for the local community to own up to 10% of the wind farm following the model of our landmark Community Ownership Scheme at Crossdykes wind farm.

Shared ownership would generate considerable extra income to the local area, over and above the community investment funding which is a commitment made regardless of whether the shared ownership option is taken up. You can read more about shared ownership here.

This offer was taken up by numerous community councils from the area surrounding Crossdykes, which will benefit the local area with increased investment in the community for years to come.

The Muirhall team at the launch of Crossdykes - Local community councils own 5% of the wind farm through the Shared Ownership Scheme.

"We of course have a willing developer in Muirhall who share the ambition the communities have for their futures and who have been fundamental in helping the community achieve an ambitious agreement.

The communities think this deal is especially important for their future and the next generation. It may be a step towards other similar deals locally that could be transformative if the communities grasp the opportunities this will give.”

Chris Miles, Chair of Dumfriesshire East Community Benefit Group (on the shared ownership of Crossdykes wind farm).

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Information at a Glance

Status

The wind farm was consented by Dumfries and Galloway Council in 2019.

A Section 36 application will be submitted to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit in November 2021, for an expanded wind farm with larger turbines and more energy and financial potential.

Output

Consented = 8 turbines of approximately 3.2 MW each.

Total Capacity = 25.6 MW

Revised application = 9 turbines of approximately 6 MW each.

Total Capacity = 59 MW

Specification

Consented height to blade tip = 135m

Revised application height to blade tip = 200m

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