Burn of Whilk Wind Farm, located South of Wick, Caithness, is owned and operated by Eneco UK. The nine turbine wind farm has a generating capacity of 22.5MW.
The wind farm became fully operational in September 2015. It has the potential to generate the equivalent energy needs of 12,500 households annually*.
The turbines used at Burn of Whilk Wind Farm have a hub height of 70m, and the blades are 43.8m long.
The construction Journey in pictures
Community benefit fund
The Burn of Whilk Wind Farm community benefit fund will be used to support non-formal educational bursaries. It will benefit residents (individuals and groups) within the Latheron, Lybster & Clyth Community Council and the Tannach and District Community Council areas.
The fund available annually is £5,000 per MW of installed capacity for the lifetime of the project. The wind farm currently has an effective capacity of 22.5MW so every year up to £112,500 (index linked with inflation) may be made available through L&T.
More information about Burn of Whilk Wind Farm can be found on the project website.
The opening of Burn of Whilk Wind Farm