Beinn Ghlas Wind Farm is situated amongst the hills of the Barguillean Estate near Taynuilt in Argyll.
No. of turbines
Expected P50 energy yield
Annual house-hold power equivalent
The site’s 14 turbines sit within a 300 hectare area of rough grazing land and began commercial operations in May 1999.
The 14 Siemens Bonus turbines are rated at 600kW giving the wind farm an installed capacity of 8.4MW – which is enough capacity to power 6,677 homes*.
Beinn Ghlas Wind Farm Repowering
Ventient Energy is exploring the potential for repowering Beinn Ghlas wind farm.
Repowering involves replacing older wind turbines with more powerful and efficient turbine models.
The current operational wind farm has the potential to operate safely and efficiently for significantly longer than was originally intended, as set out in the recent life extension application. Once the current turbines have reached the end of their operational life, Ventient would like to have the option to continue to operate a wind farm in this location.
A scoping request has been submitted to The Energy Consents Unit to seek feedback from consultees on the scope of the planning application.
In addition to the consultation which is being undertaken by The Energy Consents Unit, Ventient has organised public exhibitions to present and discuss the potential repowering project:
Taynuilt Village Hall, Taynuilt, PA35 1JH – Wednesday 25 January 2023, 2pm – 7:30pm
North Connel Hall, North Connel, PA37 1QX – Thursday 26 January 2023, 2pm – 7:30pm
The public exhibition board information and a feedback form can be accessed here:
For further information please contact Ventient Energy via firstname.lastname@example.org
Ventient encourages anyone with questions or comments to raise them using the email address: email@example.com
Comments should be made to Ventient Energy at this stage. Representations may also be submitted to the planning authority once a full planning application has been submitted. Thank you and we hope you can take part in our consultation events.
*Based on the Installed Capacity x Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) "all wind" load factor expressed as a fraction of 1^ x number of hours in a year (8,760 hours) / Average Annual Domestic Electricity Consumption (MWh)^^
^BEIS's long-term average load factor for "all wind" (31.84%) expressed as a fraction of 1 (0.3184). Source for capacity factors is Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES) published annually by BEIS.
^^Annual GB Average Domestic Consumption Values from BEIS (3,509kWh).