Hadyard Hill Wind Farm – South Ayrshire

Hadyard Hill Wind Farm was developed by DP Energy on behalf of the owner/operator SSE Generation Ltd (part of the SSE Group). It was awarded a Section 36 Planning Consent in December 2003, which at the time, with a consented capacity of 130MW, made it the largest onshore consented wind farm in the UK.

Hadyard Hill is located in South Ayrshire and lies approximately 5km inland from the coastal town of Girvan in the south west of Scotland.

The wind farm is connected to the substation at Maybole by a 132kV wooden pole overhead line. The official ground breaking for the Hadyard Hill Wind Farm took place on 15th July 2004 with the first turf being cut by Ivor Caplin, Minister of Defence. Full construction activity commenced in August 2005 and the wind farm entered operation in September 2006. The official opening of the wind farm was conducted on the 9th March 2007 by David Cairns MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland.

Project Summary
Consented Number of Turbines 52
Consented MW 130MW
 Commissioning Date 2006
 Current Owner SSE Generation Ltd