Beinn Ghlas

United Kingdom

Beinn Ghlas Wind Farm is situated amongst the hills of the Barguillean Estate near Taynuilt in Argyll.

Installed Capacity


No. of turbines


Turbine type

Bonus B44/600

Hub height


Blade length


Expected P50 energy yield


Annual house-hold power equivalent

7,288 homes*

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 7,288 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.

Public exhibitions were held at Taynuilt Village Hall and North Connel Hall in January 2023 to present and discuss the potential repowering project with local communities.

The information presented at the public exhibitions can be accessed here:


Ventient would like to thank everyone who took the time to visit the public exhibitions. Feedback on queries raised at the exhibitions and on comment forms which were kindly completed can be found here: Beinn Ghlas Response to Public Exhibitions


The feedback received at the public exhibitions, analysis of further survey work and the outcome of ongoing consultations will influence the final proposed number of turbines, their scale and layout. Ventient will continue to engage with the community councils and elected representatives in the area. Further public events will be organised at which the final proposed development will be shared, the details of which will be well publicised in advance.


For further information please contact Ventient Energy via

Ventient encourages anyone with questions or comments to raise them using the email address:

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.

*Based on the Installed Capacity x Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) "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)^^

^DESNZ's long-term average (5-years, 2018-2022) load factor for "all wind" (32.08%) expressed as a fraction of 1 (0.3208). Source for capacity factors is Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES) published annually by DESNZ.

^^Annual GB Average Domestic Consumption Values from DESNZ (3,239kWh).

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