Onshore wind farm Kilgallioch
Wind farm Kilgallioch
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 42,187 MW of renewables in operation by the end of 2023.
This commitment is reflected in our record investment plan of €47 billion in the period 2023-2025, of which we will allocate 17,000 million euros to the renewables business. With these investments, we will increase our installed renewable capacity by 12,100 MW to 52,000 MW by 2025 —6,300 MW of photovoltaic, 3,100 MW of onshore wind, 1,800 MW of offshore, 700 MW of batteries and 200 MW of hydro.