• Location: Near West Benhar in North Lanarkshire

  • Site status: Consented

  • Background: A planning application for West Benhar wind farm was consented in June 2016

  • Planned capacity: 29MW, capable of powering up to 17,000 homes*

  • Number of turbines: 8

  • Next steps: EDF Renewables is working towards a financial investment decision to commence construction of the project. As part of this, a planning application was consented in June 2018, which looked to maximise the renewable energy generation and improve the financial viability of the scheme, by increasing the maximum turbine dimensions.

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* 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).