Bad á Cheò Onshore Wind Farm

Wind energy from Scotland

A field of wind turbines.

Consented in May 2014 and awarded a CfD in February 2015, innogy’s 26.65MW Bad á Cheò Wind Farm at Achkeepster, Caithness is now operational.

The 13 Senvion MM92 turbines connect via an underground cable from the control building into the transmission network at the SSE Mybster substation, located approximately 2km north of the site.

Following extensive local consultation on the use of the renewables community fund associated with Bad á Cheò Wind Farm, innogy Renewables UK is delighted that local community councils have agreed to increase its flexibility by distributing the monies not only to community groups but also to individual residents for the purposes of increasing their employment potential.  

Now open for applications, the Bad á Cheò Wind Farm Community Fund, valued at £133,250 per annum and index linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI), will enable the funding of local community projects as well as bursaries to access training and education opportunities for individuals living within the community council areas of Latheron, Lybster & Clyth, Halkirk District and Watten.  For further information and to apply to the fund visit:  https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/bad-a-cheo/

The Caithness Conversation

In 2013 innogy (formally RWE npower renewables) commissioned an independent charity, Foundation Scotland, to undertake a research project called the Caithness Conversation.  The project invited communities, businesses and other key local stakeholders to give their views as to how future community funds from renewables could benefit Caithness.  A report summarising the results can be downloaded here.

About Became fully operational in 2019

Location

Located off the A9 at Achkeepster, Caithness
Installed Capacity

13 turbines, with an installed capacity of up to 26.7 MW
 
Community investment fund

£5,000 per installed MW per year of operation.  This equates to £133,250 per annum and will be index linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI)
 

Contact

badacheo@innogy.com

Further projects

Königshovener Höhe lighthouse project

Offshore

Zuidwester onshore construction project