Dalswinton

Dalswinton Wind Farm is around 9 miles north of the town of Dumfries near the village of Dalswinton which has an interesting history.

There’s plenty of evidence of nearby Roman encampments and Britain’s first ever steamboat had its maiden voyage on Dalswinton Loch.

The site was developed by Scottish & Southern Energy plc, opened in June 2008 and was acquired by Infinis in April 2011. Dalswinton’s 15 turbines are rated at 2MW and the site has an installed capacity of 30MW, generating enough energy to power 15,772 homes*.

Benefiting local communities

Dalswinton Wind Farm’s community fund is administered by Dumfries & Galloway Council for the benefit of more than 20 communities in the local area. Each community is given an agreed amount and provides documentation to the Council to support how the money is to be allocated.

Recent projects have included a grant to the local church at Dalswinton, support for Thornhill Bowling Club to improve disabled access and a contribution to a local community summer event.

Alan Alexander

Asset Manager

Vital Statistics

  • Installed capacity: 30MW
  • Number of turbines: 15
  • Turbine type: Senvion MM82 2MW
  • Hub height: 80m
  • Blade length: 40m
  • Expected P50 energy yield: 64.9GWh
  • Annual house-hold power equivalent: 15,772 homes*

*Based on an average energy yield and assumed annual household usage of 4,115 kWh per year^ = 15,772 homes.

^Typical Domestic Consumption Values from Ofgem. Electricity: Profile Class 2 Medium 4.2MWh