• Edinburgh-based energy company acquires consented Dumfries & Galloway project from RWE
  • The wind farm, which could generate up to 72 MW, is the company’s second acquisition since December as it ramps up growth plans

Scottish renewable energy company, Red Rock Power Limited, has acquired Benbrack onshore wind farm development in Dumfries and Galloway from RWE. The project, located north of Carsphairn, is in late-stage development with a potential capacity of around 72 MW and consent for up to 18 turbines.

Benbrack is the company’s second onshore deal in recent months, following the acquisition of a 50 per cent share of 240 MW Överturingen wind farm in central Sweden, in December 2020. Red Rock Power also owns the 50 MW Afton onshore wind farm located 8km away in East Ayrshire.

Red Rock Power CEO, Guy Madgwick, said: “We are thrilled to bring Benbrack into our growing wind portfolio and take the development forward.  While we hope to expand our offshore capacity and move into other technologies, onshore wind remains a stable proposition and affordable source of clean energy and so continues to be a central component of our growth strategy.

“We look forward to engaging with local stakeholders and the supply chain in the coming weeks and months as we continue to finalise the wind farm’s design and prepare for construction.”

The detailed design of the wind farm, including height, number and location of wind turbines, as well as a construction timeline is yet to be finalised. Benbrack was first proposed in 2012 and secured consent in 2017, with further variations to optimise the project secured since.