Construction of this £62 million project completed early in 2015 with the opening ceremony held in June. Clashindarroch’s 18 x 2.05MW turbines give the wind farm a total installed capacity of 36.9MW and an estimated annual production output of 114,469 MWh - the equivalent of the energy required to power 27,000 homes per annum, or enough to make 4 billion cups of tea!
Throughout construction local residents have become involved in shaping and then launching the Clashindarroch Community Fund. The opening of the wind farm in June 2015 coincides with the first awards made from the fund. Community groups from Huntly, Strathbogie, Tap o’ Noth, Glass and the Cabrach will receive almost £40,000 from the £185,000 a year fund managed by Foundation Scotland.
Our team worked with community groups and local schools on various different initiatives throughout development and construction. Vattenfall invited children from Rhynie, Glass and Gordon Primary Schools along with The Really Cool Club to find names for all of the 18 turbines at Clashindarroch Wind Farm and you can see the entertaining results of this project by clicking here. We also put together a number of information packs and even filmed a video during construction to give residents and the local community a greater understanding of how we develop, build and operate our wind farms.