E.ON welcomes community comment on proposed Kilmichael Wind Farm

By VictoriaBlake E.ON is encouraging the local community to have their say on plans for its proposed Kilmichael Wind Farm located north east of Lochgilphead in Argyll and Bute. The site could feature up to 43 turbines that together could produce up to 150.5 megawatts of electricity.

The energy company will be hosting public information sessions later this month, to give the local community the opportunity to find out more about the wind farm plans and share their opinions with E.ON’s team of wind farm experts.

Public information sessions will be held at:

Living Stones Christian Centre, Barrmor View, Kilmartin – Tuesday 24 March, 4pm to 8pm

Lochgilphead Community Centre, Manse Brae, Lochgilphead – Wednesday 25 March, 3.30pm to 7.30pm

Minard Village Hall, Minard, by Inveraray – Thursday 26 March, 4pm to 8pm

Aoife O’Keeffe at E.ON, said: “We believe the Kilmichael site is a good place for a wind farm due to the area’s wind resources. This project is still in the very early stages of development and we’re holding these sessions to share our initial plans with local people and to give them the opportunity to get involved and share their comments and suggestions.

We know people living and working in the area will have a wealth of knowledge about the site and we’d like to hear their thoughts to help us ensure the local community have their views considered throughout the development of this project.”

Anyone unable to attend an event, but interested in discussing the site should call 0800 096 1199, email kilmichael@eon.com or visit eonenergy.com/kilmichael.

The Scottish Government has set ambitious targets for renewable energy generation and aims to provide the equivalent of 100% of Scotland’s gross annual electricity using renewables by 2020. The development of onshore wind farms plays a very important part in providing a low carbon energy mix for the future and Kilmichael Wind Farm, if consented, would be a vital step towards achieving those targets and helping to keep the lights on.

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For more information contact:

Victoria Blake on 02476181304 or victoria.blake@eonenergy.com

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