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CULACHY WIND FARM

RES submitted an application to The Highland Council for Culachy Wind Farm located approximately six kilometres to the south east of Fort Augustus on the Culachy Estate in January 2015.

From our initial investigations at the site we considered a layout of up to 25 turbines, with an expected installed capacity of over 50 megawatts (MW) could be accommodated. Accordingly we undertook a scoping exercise with the Scottish Government under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 and started our consultation process with the local community.

One of the main concerns raised at the public exhibition we held in Fort Augustus in March, and the subsequent community council meeting, was the views of the proposed Culachy Wind Farm from key areas of interest in Fort Augustus. RES has been reviewing the comments made to us and as a result we have made some significant changes to the proposed wind farm.

We have changed the number, height, and locations of the proposed turbines. The project is now designed to have 13 turbines with an overall installed capacity of less than 50 megawatts (MW) which would have no visibility from key areas of interest in Fort Augustus.

We are committed to designing projects that generate reliable, renewable electricity while helping to minimise local impacts and maximising benefits for the local area.