Hill of Fiddes

Hill of Fiddes Wind Farm is situated on arable farmland near the Aberdeenshire villages of Ellon, Pitmeddon and Foveran.

Commercial operations at the site began in February 2010 and the wind farm was taken into the Ventient portfolio in May 2012.

The wind farm has 3 turbines, each rated at 2.3MW giving Hill of Fiddes an installed capacity of 6.9MW and the ability to generate enough energy to power 3,888 homes*.

Benefiting local communities

The wind farm’s community benefit fund provides grants to projects in the communities within the Auchterless, Inverkeithny & Fisherford Community Council and Rothienorman Monquhitter Community Council areas.Applications to the fund are assessed by The Hill of Fiddes Community Fund which is a sub-committee of Foveran Community Council, incorporating various local groups.

Tony Crombie

Regional Asset Manager

Vital Statistics

  • Installed capacity: 6.9MW
  • Number of turbines: 3
  • Turbine type: Enercon E70
  • Hub height: 64m
  • Blade length: 71m
  • Expected P50 energy yield: 16GWh
  • Annual house-hold power equivalent: 3,888 homes*

*Based on an average energy yield and assumed annual household usage of 4,115 kWh per year^ = 3,888 homes.

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