EDF Energy Renewables has confirmed that it has submitted a planning application to Argyll & Bute Council for consent to install two temporary wind monitoring masts at the site of its proposed Cruach Brenfield wind farm project.

The company announced plans for the wind farm and carried out public exhibitions in June for wind farm development consisting of up to 25-turbines near Ardrishaig, Argyll & Bute and the company is currently assessing feedback from the local community and other stakeholders in relation to the project.

If approved, the proposed 80 metre high meteorological masts will collect detailed data about the local wind resource for a period of 36 months.

The wind information already available for the area shows that the site has a good wind resource for commercial wind energy development, but additional onsite monitoring is required to further evaluate the wind profile in detail. The data collected by the masts will also help the project team in selecting the most appropriate wind turbine model and specification for the proposed site.