Overview

  • Location

    South Ayrshire

  • Anticipated Installed Capacity

    18.8 MW

  • No. of Turbines

    8

  • Homes Powered

    ~12,000

Overview

Brookfield Renewable UK Limited (BRUK) is developing the Tralorg Wind Farm at Tralorg Hill near Girvan. The wind farm will have installed capacity of 18.8 MW comprising of eight turbines of 2.35 MW capacity with a generating life of up to 25 years.

In June 2015, Brookfield Renewable acquired PNE Wind UK. All applications and materials after this date will be under Brookfield Renewable UK (BRUK).

Location

Site Location
Girvan, United Kingdom

Latest Updates

Summer 2017: Brookfield Renewable commenced construction of the Tralorg Wind Farm in February 2017. These early stage works involve widening the existing access track junction with the B734 and upgrading the access tracks on site.

  • The works are anticipated to conclude by Autumn 2017 and may involve temporary traffic lights and road works while construction takes place adjacent to the B734
  • BRUK  will endeavour to minimise disruption to the local community and road networks at this time
  • BRUK wishes to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused and thanks road users for their cooperation and patience

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Community

As a long-term owner, operator and developer of renewable assets, Brookfield Renewable believes it is important to be an active partner in the communities in which we develop projects and operate. In Scotland, we offer a community benefit programme committed to supporting communities close to our wind farm sites and we are keen to support local community projects wherever we can.

BRUK will pay £5,000 per MW of installed capacity into a community development fund annually over the lifetime of the wind farm.

Key to our continued growth is thorough consultation and engagement with the people who live and work near our projects.

A dedicated Community Liaison Group (CLG) was established for Tralorg Wind Farm to ensure that the proposed development involves local people, takes account of their views and explores opportunities to create long-term economic benefit.

The Tralorg CLG is comprised of members from the following six community councils:

  • Girvan and District
  • Pinmore and Pinwherry
  • Dailly
  • Kirkoswal, Maidens and Turnberry
  • Barr
  • Colmonell and Lendalfoot

For more information regarding community development please contact us:

Planning

  • February 2014: Plans for the Tralorg Wind Farm were consented by the Scottish Government
  • June 2013: Following South Ayrshire Council’s refusal of the proposed plans for the Tralorg Wind Farm, an appeal was submitted to the Scottish Government
  • December 2011: The original planning application for Tralorg Wind Farm was submitted to South Ayrshire Council for consideration in December, following determination by the Council’s planning committee, the application was refused

 

Wind Power

Wind is one of the world’s fastest growing renewable energy sources and has become a major component in the energy mix. Wind power is clean, cost effective and does the same job as fossil fuels but generates less waste.

Scotland is one of Europe’s strongest wind resources creating significant potential for the deployment of wind power.

This trend is expected to continue as:

  • The costs of wind energy continue to fall
  • Threats to energy security persist across the globe
  • The need to tackle climate change becomes increasingly urgent

Further information about wind energy can be found in our Resources section.