Key facts about Burnfoot East


3 turbines

10.8MW, capable of powering up to 6,000 homes*

Formally consented by Clackmannanshire Council in March 2019

Site status: consented

Background: the planning application for Burnfoot East Wind Farm was formally consented by Clackmannanshire Council in March 2019, following the negotiation of a Section 75 planning obligations agreement.

Next steps: construction work is scheduled to start on the three turbine project, an extension to the existing 21 turbine Burnfoot Hill, Burnfoot North and Rhodders Wind Farms, in September 2019. Construction is scheduled to take up to 12 months, allowing for a break over the winter in case of adverse weather conditions. 

Community Liaison Group meetings will take place in both Tillicoultry and Blackford prior to the start of construction and at regular intervals throughout the year. If members of the public have any questions they can contact the Construction Project Manager, Michael Mackay on

The logistics of delivering a wind turbine to a new site

If you panic when you have to reverse into a tight spot in the supermarket car park, then manoeuvring a 55-metre long wind turbine blade on a lorry is probably your worst nightmare. It’s certainly a logistical challenge – and one that we spend many weeks, even months, planning in advance.

* Load factors based on the five year rolling averages on unchanged configuration basis using Table 6.5 of 'Digest of UK Energy Statistics' - latest figures as per July 2019 release. Based upon the average domestic electricity consumption per home (temperature corrected) per the Energy Consumption in the UK (published July 2019, Table C9 of ECUK: Consumption data tables).