Project News

A Section 36 application for Heathland wind farm was submitted to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit on 16th February 2016, by Partnership for Renewables (PfR). EDF Renewables since acquired the rights to the Heathland development from PfR in 2017.

The project was consented on 26th October 2018 by Scottish Ministers. EDF Renewables is working towards a financial investment decision to commence construction of the project.

Project Description

The Heathland site is located approximately 1.5 km northeast of Forth in South Lanarkshire and 2.5 km south of Breich in West Lothian. It lies within an area of commercial forestry plantation which is owned and managed by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS).

The consented Heathland scheme comprises 17 turbines of 132 m to tip. The original site design was based on a candidate turbine with a rotor diameter of 104 m.

The planned capacity of the scheme is 68 MW, which is capable of powering up to 40,000 homes.*

* Load factors based on the five year rolling averages on unchanged configuration basis using Table 6.5 of 'Digest of UK Energy Statistics' - latest figures as per July 2019 release. Based upon the average domestic electricity consumption per home (temperature corrected) per the Energy Consumption in the UK (published July 2019, Table C9 of ECUK: Consumption data tables).