The three Sròndoire Community Wind Farm turbines are now all turning and generating both clean energy and substantial economic benefit for Argyll’s rural communities. After approval from SSE, Sròndoire has been able to increase production and export power onto the local distribution grid. This has coincided with wet and windy weather, allowing the Vestas crew to complete commissioning and testing ahead of the most productive winter period.
Mary Broadfoot of Stronachullin said: "We would like to thank the people who helped build Sròndoire safely and on time: the McNaughton’s construction crew, the Council’s Road & Street Lighting team and McFadyens’ drivers that ensured the turbines arrived safely, the local SSE and BT staff that connected up the various cables, the Vestas technicians that erected the turbines, and all those others that made the bacon butties, serviced the construction plant, provided workers with local accommodation and did their bit over the last three years to make this project a success."
James Lithgow of Ormsary said: "It is particularly fitting that we should be starting out production at Sròndoire Community Wind Farm in the same week that Allt Dearg passed the £ ½ million mark of direct community benefit - paid out to the Ardrishaig Community and the Allt Dearg Educational Trusts. Under local control Allt Dearg and now Sròndoire Community Wind Farms are proud to share the economic benefits of wind power with the wider community.
If we have a good windy day on the 25th December, then between them Allt Dearg & Sròndoire Community Wind Farms will be cooking one in every five of Argyll & Bute’s Christmas dinners, whilst bringing real economic benefits to our local communities."