Dalswinton Wind Farm is around 9 miles north of the town of Dumfries near the village of Dalswinton which has an interesting history.
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Senvion MM82 2MW
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Application to extend the operational life of Dalswinton Wind Farm
Ventient Energy has submitted a planning application to extend the operational life of Dalswinton Wind Farm by an additional ten years. Dalswinton Wind Farm is located around 9 miles north of the town of Dumfries near the village of Dalswinton, Scotland. Dalswinton Wind Farm comprises 15 wind turbines each rated at 2 MW with an overall site capacity of 30 MW. The wind farm has been operational since June 2008.
What is the application?
The existing planning consent for the wind farm is due to expire in November 2031 however technical assessment across many of Ventient’s sites has demonstrated wind farms can continue to operate safely and efficiently beyond their originally anticipated lifespan. Therefore, Ventient Energy wishes to secure planning consent to operate the wind farm for a longer period of time.
Extending the operational life of Dalswinton Wind Farm presents a significant opportunity to continue to generate enough clean electricity to supply around 23,846 homes* every year, contribute to the energy transition for a cleaner and healthier future for everyone, and support the wellbeing of local communities through the wind farm’s Community Benefit Fund.
The operation of the wind farm involves the work of three technicians employed full time. In addition, contractors involved in operation and maintenance activities use local accomodation and retail facilities when visiting the wind farm.
What are the next steps?
Dumfries and Galloway Council will now undertake a consultation exercise in respect of the application before making a decision regarding the outcome of the application.
This webpage will be kept up to date with any new information about the application.
How can I find out more information?
The FAQ document issued to local community councils and ward councillors prior to the submission of the planning application can be downloaded here:
Dalswinton Wind Farm Life Extension – FAQ (144KiB – Adobe PDF)
Any questions relating to the life extension application should be directed to WindFarms@ventientenergy.com
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 23,846 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.