Bad á Cheò Onshore Wind Farm

Wind energy from Scotland

A field of wind turbines. Construction of innogy's Bad á Cheò wind farm begins in early 2017.

Please note there could be potential disruption from Wick Harbour to site via the A99 and A9 from the Latheronwheel junction from 03rd September to late October due to abnormal load deliveries for the project. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

Construction Activity

Construction activity is underway at our 26.65 MW Bad á Cheò Wind Farm in Caithness.

From late March 2017, drivers using the A9 will have noticed construction activity on the wind farm site located off the A9 at Achkeepster. Our civil contractors, Farrans Construction Ltd, are undertaking construction work on the 13 turbine site which will continue through 2018. Turbines are due to start arriving on site in late summer 2018.

The wind farm will connect into the transmission network at the SSE Mybster Substation which is located approximately 2 km north of the site. 

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 Construction activity started end March 2017


Located off the A9 at Achkeepster, Caithness
Installed Capacity

Will consist of up to 13 turbines, with an installed capacity of up to 26.7 MW

Community investment fund

£5,000 per installed MW per year


Further projects

Königshovener Höhe lighthouse project


Zuidwester onshore construction project