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 17,800 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.
*Load factors based on the five year rolling averages as calculated by R-UK using 'Digest of UK Energy Statistics' - latest figures as per July 2018 release Based upon the average domestic electricity consumption per home per the Energy Consumption in the UK (published July 2018)