The Swedish energy company, Vattenfall, is proposing to add 16 more wind turbines next to the existing Clashindarroch Wind Farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Vattenhall must first submit a request to the Scottish Government and complete an environmental assessment which includes public opinion and technical specialists before the project could move forward.
Currently, the Clashindarroch Community Fund receives £185,000 from Vattenfall’s Clashindarroch Wind Farm every year to support community projects.
Vattenfall’s Project Manager Andrew Bennett, said:
“Vattenfall’s Clashindarroch Wind Farm has been successfully generating clean, green electricity for 18 months now. On the back of this success, we would like to build further wind turbines in the Clashindarroch Forest area.”
“Clashindarroch II will provide the local community with the chance to own part of the wind farm in addition to having a community benefit fund to invest locally.”
Vattenfall’s UK Development Director for onshore wind, Guy Mortimer said: “Vattenfall wants to be carbon neutral by 2050 and wind power is going to drive our transition to a sustainable energy company. That is why Vattenfall wants to triple the size of its wind business by 2025, Clashindarroch II will be part of that transition. But we also think it can be part of Scotland’s transition to a low carbon energy system.”