Welcome to Dorenell Wind Farm

Scotland is the windiest country in Europe, and with a no-nuclear commitment, Scottish Ministers are firmly committed to developing a renewable energy policy that takes full advantage of this massive potential.

As part of this plan, Infinergy proposed Dorenell Wind Farm on the Glenfiddich Estate, approximately 8 km south-west of Dufftown. The Planning Application was submitted in May 2008, along with an Environmental Statement, to the Scottish Government. In October 2009, statutory consultee, Moray Council, rejected the plans in a close vote of 5 against 4, triggering a public inquiry. This took placed in Dufftown in November 2010.  In Decemer 2011, Scottish Ministers followed the Reporters recommendation and approved the development. A Judicial Review followed, which was quashed by Lord Malcolm. 

REDESIGN

With a number of years until Dorenell could be connected to the grid and the rapid improvement in technology Infinergy looked to maximise potential by redesigning the site.  Community Open Days were held in the Cabrach and Dufftown on 17 and 19 June 2014 and the application submitted following that.  Whilst Moray Council did not object to the repowering proposal, concerns from SNH resulted in a second public inquiry.  Whilst this process was progressing, EDF ER purchased the project from Infinergy.

BUILD

Dorenell Wind Farm is now under construction.  Turbine deliveries to the site will start in April 2018.

If you would like to receive regular updates on delivery times by text or email please send your contact details (mobile phone number and/or e mail address) to eilidh.davies@mucklemedia.co.uk or phone 01463 572333.

Site contact:  Ruaraidh Taylor. Please email info@ruaridhtaylor.com or call 07766 746707

Community liaison contact: Jane Cumming  email jane.cumming@platformpr.co.uk or call 07900 917142

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