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Arecleoch Wind Farm (Wind , Active)

 General Information.

Location in the UK : Scotland, South Ayrshire, Nr Barrhill    
Latitude /Longitude: 55 / -4.9(rounded)   
Type of installation: Wind    on/offshore: on
Turbines :60  Capacity : 120 MW  Technology : Gamesa G80
Approx Date of 1st power generation: June 2011


Arecleoch Wind Farm is a 60 turbine wind farm in South Ayrshire, Scotland operated by Scottish Power Renewables with a total capacity of 120 megawatts, enough to power over 67,000 homes.

Commissioned in June 2011

Construction started 22 September 2009 with the construction of access roads The 60-turbine Arecleoch wind farm - set to be the fourth largest in Scotland.
The Scottish Government said the projects would make a significant contribution to its target of producing 31% of electricity from renewable sources by 2011.

 Useful links

Relevant Google Search
Wind farms approved for Ayrshire
Barrhill Windfarms
Index of Arecleoch wind farm consent documents

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 Turbine Make and Specs: Gamesa G80

Model: Gamesa G80 Start Speed: 6
Capacity: 2 Optimal Speed: 13
Rotor Diameter: 80 Stop Speed: 21
Web Page:


Bents Farm Barrhill By Girvan KA26 0PZ Scotland

 Associated Companies.

Relationship Company (For: Arecleoch )
OperatorScottish Power Renewables
DeveloperScottish Power Renewables

 DECC Data on this Project: Arecleoch : / 15

Please note that where multiple DECC records are available, all are shown in order. eg Project then repowering / extension, or refused project then resubmitted.

Site Name: Arecleoch Windfarm     120 MW
Energy Type: Wind Onshore
County: Strathclyde     Country: Scotland     LPA: Scottish Government (S36)
Site ID and Reference: 2562 / N00366W     District:
Applicant: Scottish Power Renewables     Application : n/a
For Wind Farms  
Number of Turbines: 60 Turbine Capacity: 2.00
Height of Turbines: Calculated capacity: 120
Site Address: Arecleoch and Kilgallioch Forest near Barrhill
County: Strathclyde Region: Scotland
OS Coordinates: 221500 / 221500
Development Status: Operational
Application Submitted: 3/4/2006 Planning Permission Granted
Application Determined: Permission refused:
Construction Date: 1/9/2009    
Generator Live 6/14/2011 This Record Last Updated: 10/25/2011
RO Banding (ROC/MWh) FiT Tariff (p/kWh):
  --- Additional Dates where relevant ----
Application Withdrawn:    
Permission Expiration Date:    
Secretary of State - Appeal Lodged:
Called In: Appeal Withdrawn:
Refusal: Appeal Refused:
Granted: Appeal Granted:

 OFGEM Data on this Project: Arecleoch: Wind :

Site Name: Arecleoch
Scheme : RO Generator ID: R00150SQSC
Capacity: 120000 Status: Live
Accreditation Date: 3/4/2006    
Commission Date: 11/19/2010    
Applicant: ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Limited
Applicant Address: Arnott House12-16 Bridge StreetBelfastBT1 1LBNorthern Ireland
Address: Bents FarmBarrhillBy GirvanKA26 0PZScotland

Data last updated: 3/24/2016 Is it still correct? Please tell me if there have been changes, see form below

Recent News:

ScottishPower opens two new wind farms
First Minister of Scotland and chair of Iberdrola formally switched on the 28-turbine 56 MW Mark Hill and 60-turbine 120 MW ARECLEOCH wind farms. Mark Hill and ARECLEOCH will generate sufficient power for up to 100,000 homes.
Source: ifp, Date and Time of entry: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 00:00

South West Scotland Wind Farms - Turbine maps
covers ARECLEOCH; Artfield Fell; Assel valley; Breaker Hill; Dersalloch; Glenapp & Loch Ree; Glenchamber; Glenvernoch; Hadyard Hill; Hill of Ochiltree; Kilgallioch; Mark Hill; North Rhins; Straid; Tralorg Hill.
Source: blogspot, Date and Time of entry: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 00:00

Gigawatt milestone for Scottish Power wind farms
Scottish Power Renewables has now expanded its operation to 24 wind farms. The larger of the two, at ARECLEOCH, has 60 turbines. Neighbouring Mark Hill has 24 turbines
Source: bbc, Date and Time of entry: Friday, September 30, 2011 00:00

First 100 days of Government
The Scottish Government, through Scottish Enterprise, provided funding support to AWS. (June 21, 2011) First Minister formally opens the 28-turbine Mark Hill and 60-turbine ARECLEOCH windfarms, near Barrhill
Source: cospp, Date and Time of entry: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 00:00

Gigawatt milestone for Scottish Power wind farms
Two new wind farms in South Ayrshire, which are operated by Scottish Power, have entered production. The opening of the ARECLEOCH and Mark Hill wind farms here in South Ayrshire is a significant milestone for Scottish Power Renewables.
Date and Time of entry: Monday, June 27, 2011 00:00

The £15m contract has been awarded via Farrans Construction who will act as principal contractor and main civil contractor for the works.
Source: bb, Date and Time of entry: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:25

Work starts on one of Scotlandís largest wind farms
ScottishPower Renewables has started construction work on a 120MW wind farm at ARECLEOCH near Barrhill, South Ayrshire which is expected to produce enough energy to power 67,000 homes.
Source: nef, Date and Time of entry: Thursday, October 1, 2009 10:22

Work commences on ARECLEOCH Ė one of Scotlandís largest wind farms
ScottishPower Renewables, the UK subsidiary of Iberdrola Renovables (the largest wind energy company in the world), has officially begun construction work on the ARECLEOCH wind farm near Barrhill in South Ayrshire (Scotland).
Source: renmag, Date and Time of entry: Thursday, October 1, 2009 10:21

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