Kype Muir Wind Farm Extension

Learn all about the Kype Muir Wind Farm Extension and how it’s delivering significant benefits to the local community.

OnPath Energy is currently extending Kype Muir Wind Farm in order to generate an extra 67.2 MW of renewable electricity, enough to power 53,700 more homes.

The site will also deliver significant benefits to the local communities, totalling more than £21M during its lifespan. Following extensive community engagement, the proposed plans for the Kype Muir Extension will result in an additional 15 turbines placed at the site, generating enough renewable electricity to power a total of 123,700 homes when combined with the existing Kype Muir turbines.


The project

Kype Muir Extension is an addition to the existing Kype Muir Wind Farm, located approximately 7.5km south of the town of Strathaven.

Kype Muir and its Extension are flagship projects for OnPath Energy. They demonstrate the power of Community Partnering to maximise the social, environmental, and economic benefits of onshore wind farms. Through such partnerships, the benefits are shared fairly between the operator, local authority and most importantly, the communities surrounding the project.

Key facts

Kype Muir Extension

  • Local Authority: South Lanarkshire Council
  • Location of site: Approximately 7.5km south of Strathaven
  • Postcode of nearby property: ML10 6RE
  • Number of turbines: four turbines with max. height of 156m blade tip; three turbines with a max. height of 176m; eight turbines with a max. height of 200m.
  • Maximum generating capacity: Up to 67.2MW
  • Life span: 30 years in operation
  • Habitat management plan area: 91 ha
  • Habitat management plan details: enhance bird, woodland and bog habitats.

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