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

Installed Capacity


No. of turbines


Turbine type

Senvion MM82 2MW

Hub height


Blade length


Expected P50 energy yield


Annual house-hold power equivalent

26,028 homes*

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 26,028 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

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 26,028 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.

Any questions relating to this wind farm should be directed to:

*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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