Glenshero Wind Farm
The Glenshero Wind Farm proposal represents an exciting opportunity to support Scotland’s industrial growth. Through developing a renewable energy project on the estate and managing the price of low-carbon energy supplied for industrial practices, this will create a platform to explore new business opportunities at Lochaber and across Scotland.
SIMEC is proposing a wind farm of up to 39 turbines at Glenshero, approximately 8km north west of Laggan. We have now undertaken more detailed site investigations and environmental surveys, in consultation with Highland Council and other statutory consultees such as SNH and SEPA, in order to develop the current design.
In November we held two public exhibitions in Laggan and Fort Augustus. The two events were well attended and people had the opportunity to view the proposals, ask questions and leave feedback via a questionnaire. The gathering of design inputs is also now complete, having been temporarily delayed due to the long winter.
The results of the environmental work, together with the consultation feedback, has been used to inform the detailed design of the proposed wind farm and this has been reported in the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR), part of the S36 Application.
SIMEC has appointed leading renewable energy developer, RES, to manage the development and consultation process at Glenshero Wind Farm.