Status: Operational since May 2005
Number of wind turbines: 22
Type of turbine: 2.3MW
Location of wind farm: 57° 32′ 14″ N 03° 22′ 17″ W
Post Code: IV30 8SN
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Rothes Wind Farm consists of 22 wind turbine generators (WTG), a metering building, two anemometer masts, underground cables as well as onsite access tracks and associated infrastructure. The wind farm is connected to the electrical grid system via 33kV underground cables to the SSE plc (formally Scottish & Southern Energy) substation in Moray.
The project construction commenced in January 2004. The wind farm started full operation in May 2005. As well as maintaining the turbines for safety and energy production the on-site team are responsible for monitoring the local ecology such as water tables, stream water quality and maintaining the natural plant and animal life around the windfarm. This role is managed by an ecologist in consultation with the RSPB, local councils, Scottish National Heritage and the SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency).