Sandy Knowe History
As you will be aware, we were delighted that the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit approved our application to increase the output of Sandy Knowe Wind Farm from 48MW to 81.6MW in July 2019. This allows both us and the local community the opportunity to increase the benefits within the Upper Nithsdale area via our ground- breaking Shared Ownership and Community Benefit mechanisms to a consented project with no further physical change.
Construction onsite started in early 2020 with Roadbridge, who are now fully operational on site and the first turbines of Phase 1 are currently being built out. The consented scheme has an expected grid connection date of October 2022.
ERG now looking to develop an extension from the under construction s.36 SK project, utilising the shared infrastructure. This site extension could generate 77,263 MWh per year/power approx and power approximately 19,764 homes/displace 34,000 tonnes co2 annually.
Up to 6 Turbines (expected output on 25.2MW) with a height of up to 149.9m.
We remain commitment to community engagement and will fully consult the wider community in advance of our submission. Public Consultation expected in the last quarter of 2021 and an expected application date first half of 2022.