Scoping submitted August 2016
Planning application submitted March 2017
4 Turbines = 2MW each
Total Installed Capacity = 8MW
Height to blade tip = Up to 126.5m
Tormywheel Extension is a modest 4 turbine extension to the west of the 15 turbine Tormywheel Wind Farm which is currently under construction. The site is approximately 2km south west of Breich, West Lothian. A planning application was submitted in March 2017. The development will supply 4,735 local homes, based on average electricity consumption in West Lothian.
An anticipated Community Benefit Fund of £5,000 per megawatt (MW) of installed capacity will be offered in association with the development. Although the installed capacity may change as part of the design evolution and the turbine procurement process, at present the total annual community benefit could be £40,000. The fund will be managed in a fair, transparent and equitable manner to benefit the communities that are affected by the wind farm.