Wind Case Studies
Bespoke Community Development Company
Locogen, alongside project partners, helped Bespoke Community Development Company over almost 10 years to develop a 900kW EWT turbine in Lionthorn, Falkirk.
Locogen acted as developer for this medium-scale wind project in the Scottish Borders, offering a competitive lease to the local farmer. Locogen carried out all the pre-application feasibility works and stakeholder consultations, before securing consent for the wind turbine with the local planners. This involved detailed discussions with the planning department pre- and post-submission. Planning consent was first secured for a 500kW wind turbine with a height to blade tip of 70m. This was subsequently increased to 74m, allowing Locogen to erect an Enercon E48 and maximise the operational returns of the site.
Coigach Community Interest Company
Locogen was appointed project manager for this community energy project in 2015 and took the project all the way through to installation and commissioning in March 2017.
Creed Enterprise Park
Design, procurement and construction of a 300kW wind turbine for Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) and ongoing operations management to optimise performance.
Locogen created a joint venture company with the landowner to develop a medium-scale wind project at Dowhill Farm in South Ayrshire. Different scales of turbine were considered, with a 500kW development being chosen as optimal. An Enercon E48 turbine was constructed at the site in late 2013 and has been operational since the start of 2014.
East Memus Farm
Locogen were commissioned by the landowner to develop a medium-scale wind energy project at East Memus Farm in Angus. As the region had minimal wind development and a high level of assumed sensitivity, Locogen carried out initial consultation with Angus Council’s Planning Department and key stakeholders to ensure all concerns were fully addressed in the subsequent formal planning works. Planning consent was initially granted (under delegated powers) for a single wind turbine in summer 2011. Due to local grid constraints only 400kW capacity was available for this project. The council subsequently granted permission for a second turbine, requiring a separate grid connection further to the south; 500kW was secured for this.
Greenmyres Community Farm
Locogen have completed considerable development works on behalf of Huntly and District Development Trust (HDDT) at their Greenmyres community owned farm.
Milton of Fisherie
Locogen were originally commissioned to project-manage the installation of Milton of Fisherie wind farm, consisting of two Enercon E70 turbines, on behalf of developers Milwind Ltd. After successfully delivering the project, Locogen were contracted to undertake the ongoing Asset Management for the development.
NHS State Hospital
The State Hospital were interested in offsetting as much of their own electricity demand as possible. Locogen was commissioned to complete feasibility, planning, grid connection and wind monitoring works for a medium scale wind turbine at the site.
Ore Valley Housing Association
Locogen helped OVHA to deliver a 99.5m wind turbine at Dundonald, which we believe is the only community wind energy project in Scotland to be wholly owned by a housing association.
Locogen were approached in 2011 by Angus-based farmer David Fairlie, who was looking to diversify into renewable energy. His land at Pickerton Farm was identified as potentially suitable for the development of a medium-scale wind turbine. Locogen project-managed the design and construction phase, with an EWT54 turbine installed and commissioned in November 2014.
Princes Gate Spring Water
Princes Gate Spring Water Ltd is situated on an organic farm in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Twenty years ago the farm owners started selling bottled spring water from the site and the company has grown to be one of the largest sellers of bottled water in the UK. Locogen were commissioned through Carbon Trust Wales to investigate the potential for a medium-scale wind energy project at the site to offset the company’s significant electricity demand. Different scales of turbine were considered, the preferred option being a development of two 500kW turbines. Locogen took the projects from inception right through to commissioning.