Easter Glentore Wind Turbine

Easter Glentore wind turbine was developed in partnership with Muirhall Energy and Lomond Energy and was successfully granted planning permission by North Lanarkshire Council in March 2012. The proposed blade tip height was increased from 99m to 102m in January 2013 by way of planning application amendment. 

The site is located to the north west of Longriggend, approximately 3 km north of Caldercruix and 7 km north east of Airdrie, North Lanarkshire with a maximum generating capacity of 500kW, equivalent to the annual electrical consumption of approximately 291 homes.

Lomond Energy managed the project from feasibility, through the screening stage and throughout the planning application stage to consent.

During the planning application phase Lomond Energy successfully overcame a Glasgow Airport (formerly BAA) objection with the agreement of a radar blanking mitigation solution.

Key Facts

Location:

Easter Glentore, near Longriggend, North Lanarkshire

Timeline:

Sept 10 -  Dec 11 Screening, feasibility & environmental assessment
Dec 11 Planning application submitted
Mar 12 Planning application consented
Jan 13 Blade tip height increase amendment consented
Oct 13 Construction start
Mar 14 Commissioned

Current Status:

Operating

Size:

1 wind turbine, 102m to blade tip, 500kW capacity

Local Benefits

  • New income stream for local farm underpinning its long term future

Environmental Benefits

  • Approximately 1.1 million units of carbon-free electricity annually, equivalent to the consumption of approximately 291 homes
  • Creation of a habitat management plan to enhance the nature conservation value of the site

Project Partners

Muirhall Energy

Our Role

Development lead