About The Developer
Who are Airvolution?
We are an independent onshore wind developer who develop Scottish wind farms solely for Statkraft to build, own and operate. With offices in Scotland and England, the Airvolution team has over 80 years combined experience of working on onshore wind projects across the UK.
Since being established in 2010, we have built eleven wind farm projects, and commenced a development services agreement with Statkraft at the end of 2017.
Does Airvolution have any other projects in the area?
Not currently. In the past we have developed and constructed eleven projects across England, Scotland and Wales. In Scotland this includes Middle Balbeggie, Mossmorran (both in Fife) and Kinegar (Scottish Borders).
Project Overview And Timeline
Where exactly will the turbines go?
At the exhibition we will be able to show a proposed layout. As we do more studies throughout this year, the number and location of turbines can change.
How tall will the turbines be?
We are proposing a maximum turbine height of 150 metres to blade tip. This maximises the output of the turbines without the need to install aviation lighting.
Before we submit a planning application, we will hold another public exhibition to show the final project plan in detail.
If you have any questions throughout the project's development, please register and use the “Any Questions?” tab to contact us.
Will there be a community fund?
Yes. If the project is approved and the turbines installed, a community fund will be established to generate funding each year for local community groups and projects.
Based on the project currently proposed (14 x 3.5MW wind turbines), this would equate to £245,000 per year (using Scottish Government recommended figure of £5,000 per MW installed).
We look forward to hearing your ideas about how this funding could be managed and allocated. Let us know your ideas by registering and contacting us.
Consulting The Community
How are the exhibitions being advertised?
We want to make sure that as many people as possible know about our face to face engagement events. This includes:
- mailing over 600 of the nearest households with a project newsletter
- newspaper advertisments
- digital advertising on local media
- posters for Community Council noticeboards
- posters to community and commercial premises
What will be on display at the exhibition?
As our plans are at a very early stage, we are more interested in finding out what the local community have to say than telling you what we think. Public feedback at this stage is always very useful to ensure we can design the best site.
We will show an initial turbine layout to help facilitate discussions about the site and how the final project could look. Landscape and visual specialists will be available to show how that layout could look from various locations.
We will hold another public exhibition to show the final project in detail before it is submitted to the Highland Council for decision. This is likely to be late 2019/early 2020.
We look forward to seeing you there.