Onshore wind farm Kilgallioch

Strengthening wind power in the UK with Kilgallioch wind farm

Iberdrola projects Onshore wind

The Kilgallioch wind farm in South Ayrshire (UK) provides a total installed capacity of 239 MW through the output of 96 generators.

Onshore wind farm Kilgallioch
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Wind farm Kilgallioch

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Location: Barrhill (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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Total installed capacity: 239 MW
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Total investment: €465 million
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Comissioning: 2017

We consolidated onshore wind power in the UK with the Kilgallioch wind farm in Barrhill (South Ayrshire) in southern Scotland. With a deployment of 96 turbines, the facility reaches a total installed capacity of up to 239 MW. The Kilgallioch wind farm is capable of supplying electricity to the population of the county and supplies the energy needs with renewable production.

The wind turbines - manufactured by Gamesa - that make up the facility have a total power output of 2,500 kW and a diameter of 114 metres. They are distributed throughout the wind farm, which has 70 kilometres of internal tracks and a surface area of approximately 32 square kilometres.

History of the Kilgallioch wind farm

After identifying the strong potential of the area to host a wind farm and receiving authorisation from the Scottish government, the Kilgallioch facility began construction in 2015 and was commissioned two years later. As part of the development process, a met mast was installed in 2018 at High Eldrig, southeast of the operational wind farm, to gather information on wind conditions in the area. 

As part of the development process, an expansion of the Kilgallioch wind farm is planned by ScottishPower Renewables LimitedEnlace externo, se abre en ventana nueva. , a UK subsidiary of the Iberdrola Group. The project, which is currently at the permitting stage, would be located approximately 9.5 km north-west of Kirkcowan at Hig h Eldrig and would consist of a 9-generator power station generating a capacity of 50 MW when combined with the existing wind farm. It is estimated that the project would be commissioned in 2025.

Employment and energy transition

We remain committed to promoting local employment, skills and foreign investment and actively engage with local communities and businesses. As a result, work on the complex generated activity for industry in the area. An average of 250 workers were involved in the works from the outset, benefiting local residents.

In addition, the expansion of the Kilgallioch operational wind farm provides an opportunity to maximise renewable generation capacity and contributes to achieving Scotland's carbon improvement targets.

All in all, ScottishPower is the first integrated energy company in the UK to have 100 % green electricity generation. Our focus is on wind energy to achieve a cleaner, electric future.

Iberdrola, world leader in renewable energies

At Iberdrola, we decided to commit to renewable energies more than two decades ago as a fundamental pillar on which to build our safe, clean and competitive business model. Thanks to this vision, we are today world leaders in renewable energies, reaching 42,387 MW of renewables in operation  after Q1 2024.

This commitment is reflected in our Strategic Plan, in which we will allocate €15.5bn gross to renewables. More than half of this amount is focused on offshore wind in the US, UK, France and Germany; 28% on onshore wind and 18% on solar.