to the North Rhins Wind Farm

North Rhins Wind Farm is located on the Rhins peninsula, between Stranraer and Portpatrick, and has been operating since January 2010.

The wind farm consists of 11 turbines with a total installed capacity of 22MW. The turbines generate enough electricty to power the equivalent of 14,000 average households.

We have set up a fund set up to benefit communities living close to the site. Over the lifetime of the wind farm this will provide over £650,000 for local community projects. You can find out more about the fund and other community activities here.

We also contributed £236,280 towards the community purchase of the Portpatrick Harbour.

We hope you find this website a useful source of information. If you have any questions or comments about the wind farm or the community fund, please phone us 0800 707 6859.

Quick Facts

  • 11 turbines
  • Vestas V80 2MW machines
  • 100 metres tip height
  • Generating approximately 63,000,000kWh (units) of electricity per year*
  • Equivalent to average annual consumption of 14,000 households*
  • £687,500 Community Fund
  • 7.4 kilometres of access track

* expected average annual output of the wind farm calculated from onsite wind speed recordings, which may fluctuate up or down each year

North Rhins Wind Farm
0800 707 6859