Wind farm developer Infinergy has applied for a Scoping Opinion from The Scottish Government for an Extension to the operational Tom nan Clach Wind Farm.
The developer, in a joint venture with the Rt Hon. Earl Cawdor, known as Nan Clach Extension Limited, proposes to submit an application to The Scottish Government to construct an Extension to the existing wind farm, operational since early 2019.
The application will be for the erection of 8 wind turbines and associated infrastructure at Cawdor Estate and Lethen Estate, approximately 8km north-east of Tomatin. The application will propose to use the existing access track purpose built for the operational Tom nan Clach Wind Farm. This track has been integrated with other Estate enterprises allowing for redundant tracks to be decommissioned and revert to nature.
Esbjorn Wilmar, Managing Director of Infinergy said: “We are confident, based on the findings of the Scottish Government Reporter at the first Tom nan Clach Appeal process that there is landscape capacity sufficient to absorb an Extension to the operational Tom nan Clach Wind Farm.”
“In addition, there is grid capacity available thanks to the upgrade work carried out around the operational scheme and wider reinforcements.”
Infinergy has been undertaking survey work, particularly of birds, for the past 2 years and already has a long-standing relationship with the communities surrounding the site.
Once constructed, the 8-turbine scheme (up to 38.4MW) to be known as Tom na Clach Wind Farm Extension, will provide clean electricity to meet the annual demands of up to 20,598 homes. This makes an important contribution to the ambitious net-zero and renewable energy targets set by both The Highland Council and the Scottish Government.
The Scoping documents can be found in the downloads section of this website.