NOTE: Re-produced from the Ordnance Survey Map with the permission of teh controller of H.M. Stationary Office. Crown copyright license 150000079 Infinergy Ltd.
NOTE: Published for the purpose of identification only and although believed to be correct accuracy is not guaranteed.
The site is located on the Limekiln Estate, just south of Reay, Caithness in the Highlands of Scotland. The site is approximately 11km² and the land is currently used as a commercial woodland plantation.
The proposal has now been submitted under Section 36 of the Electricity Act to Scottish Ministers and consists of:
- A 24 turbine scheme with the maximum predicted capacity of each turbine of 3MW;
- Varying heights of turbines to take into consideration the topography and proximity to Reay.
- The maximum height to the top of the tower, the hub, will be either 84.6m or 98.4m and when one of the blades is in a vertical position, the entire turbine would measure up to a maximum of either 125.4m or 139.4m to the tip of the blade;
- The turbines would have the capacity to produce enough green electricity to meet the annual demand of around 40,200 households per year*
- They would replace the emissions of, at the very least, 65,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, had the power otherwise been produced by either gas or coal fired power stations respectively*
Limekiln Wind Farm Extension
The Limekiln Wind Farm Extension site is situated adjacent to the consented Limekiln Wind Farm site to the south east of Reay in the Achaveilan North and Broubster Estates which are managed primarily as commercial forestry plantations. The proposed site, which incorporates part of Limekiln Estate, extends over approximately 519 hectares of mixed commercial forestry in an undulating area, intersected by forestry tracks. Two Lochs, Thormaid and Saorach, are adjacent to the Proposed Development boundary in the southeast.
You can find further detials, including maps in the Scoping documents here.
* Source: Renewable UK. These calculations take the variable output of wind power into consideration and are considered industry standard. Assuming 72MW installed capacity.