In November 2013, we applied to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit (ECU) for planning permission to build Strathy Wood Wind Farm, near Strathy in Sutherland. Our original plan included up to 26 wind turbines, 145 metres (m) high to their tip, with a total generating capacity of up to 78 megawatts (MW).
Strathy Wood has been shaped by local people and organisations from the very start. Working closely with key stakeholders, we carried out a range of environmental surveys to minimise the impact of the wind farm on the landscape and wildlife. We submitted our Further Environmental Information (FEI) in 2015. As part of this, we reduced the number of turbines down to 18 with a total generating capacity of 59.4MW.