Welcome to Corr Chnoc Wind Farm
The aim of this website is to provide easy access to the latest information on Corr Chnoc Wind Farm, as well as how you can get involved and share your views.
Galileo is proposing a development of up to 15 wind turbines and energy storage, located on land at Dunach Estate, situated approximately 2km northeast of Kilmore and 5km east of the centre of Oban.
With a generating capacity of up to 90 megawatts (MW), the wind farm will be supported by a battery energy storage system (BESS) with a storage capacity of up to 50MW.
At Galileo, we are committed to working with local communities and stakeholders to responsibly develop renewable energy projects that help to deliver Scottish climate change targets and ensure a green and sustainable future for generations to come.
The Corr Chnoc Wind Farm development will make a significant contribution to the decarbonisation of our electricity system, supporting a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, as well as delivering major community benefits. These include the potential for reductions in electricity bills.
The proposal for Corr Chnoc Wind Farm is set against the backdrop of the climate emergency, and the need to transition to renewable energy sources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from polluting fossil fuels.
It is no understatement to say that man-made climate change is the defining crisis of our time, and it is happening even more quickly than we feared, with major global impacts.
No corner of the globe is immune from the devastating consequences and Scotland is no exception. The Met Office has confirmed that 2022 was Scotland’s hottest year since records began in 1884, and all ten of the UK’s warmest years took place in the past two decades.2
Corr Chnoc Wind Farm will play its part in tackling this overall challenge, supporting the delivery of the Scottish Government’s ambitious legally-binding target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.3 It could power the equivalent of up to around 63,000 homes annually with clean, low-cost renewable electricity.4
Replacing polluting fossil fuels, the dominant cause of global warming, Corr Chnoc Wind Farm could save up to around 88,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.5
Recent events, such as the war in Ukraine, have also focused people’s minds on the risks of overreliance on imported fossil fuels, with the rising cost of gas driving the huge increase in energy bills, a key cause of the cost-of-living crisis.
Onshore wind is one of the cheapest sources of new-build electricity generation in the UK, and therefore has a key role to play in addressing of this crisis.
The growth of secure homegrown renewable energy can also help to insulate Scotland and the rest of the UK from future price shocks, and play a key role in decarbonising heat, power and transport.