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.

Construction Activity

Consented in May 2014 and awarded a CfD in February 2015, construction is well under way at innogy’s 26.65MW Bad á Cheò Wind Farm at Achkeepster, Caithness.  Crane and installation contractor, Ainscough Wind Energy Services, have now erected all of the 13 Senvion MM92 turbines.

Works on site will continue until first commercial generation commences in 2019. The wind farm will connect via an underground cable from the control building into the transmission network at the SSE Mybster Substation, located approximately 2 km north of the wind farm 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