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Enoch Hill

Enoch Hill is located in East Ayrshire near to the village of New Cumnock. Image for illustrative purposes only

History of the Project

The 16 turbine site is located in East Ayrshire near to the village of New Cumnock. This project is also close to our other development projects, Benbrack and Lorg.  When built, it will be capable of producing up to 80MW of electricity.

Since launching its proposals, RWE Renewables (formerly E.ON Climate & Renewables) has worked closely with the community and undertaken extensive consultation to understand local concerns. RWE Renewables will continue to liaise with them via the Community Liaison Group for the next stage of this project.

Project Background

We have been working on a proposed wind farm at Enoch hill for over 7 years. During this time we worked hard to design a scheme that was suitable for the area. In 2019 we received planning consent for 16 wind turbines with a tip height of 130m. The environmental statement for this application can be viewed by clicking on the relevant documents contained on this page.

Due to the length of time it took to develop the initial application and then receive the subsequent consent, turbine technology had moved on at a rapid pace. We have spent the last few months reassessing the project and believe that to fully maximise the output and efficiency of the wind farm we need to submit a request to vary the consent. This means we will submit a variation application to increase the total tip height from 130m to 149.9m. The total number of turbines will stay the same but we believe the 20m height increase is a small change that will significantly increase the performance of the project. The information on this variation can be found on this page by clicking on the relevant documents.


Latest Information

We have submitted a variation to our consent to increase the turbine height to 149.9m. This will allow us to best optimise the generation output of the wind farm meaning better efficiency of the turbines. We await the result of this decision.

RWE Renewables Contact: nicholas.taylor@rwe.com


Initial Application

Variation 2020

Nicholas Taylor