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Water firm lodges plans for Glenfarg wind turbines

A pair of wind turbines could be installed on land near Scottish Water’s water treatment works at Glenfarg Reservoir to help the utility firm reduce its energy bills.

Working with Willow Energy, it has submitted a planning application for the site within an enclosed 
valley in the Ochil Hills.

The energy produced by the two turbines, which will be used to power the 
Glenfarg works, would meet the equivalent needs of 280 homes.

Donald MacBrayne is commercial manager of Scottish Water Horizons,
the utility’s business 
services and renewables company.

He said: “Scottish Water is investigating potential ways of becoming more self-sufficient in its energy use. We are a significant user of energy and, by 
harnessing renewable energy generated on our own assets, we can reduce our energy bill. This, in turn, is good for our 
customers.

“Land at Glenfarg has been identified as 
potentially suitable for small-scale development and we have now submitted an application to Perth and
Kinross Council for 
consideration. We have carefully considered all 
relevant factors.”

Last year, Scottish Water submitted an application for the creation of an 18-turbine windfarm on its land at the Backwater Reservoir in Angus. That development would have the capacity to generate almost one-third of the company’s annual energy requirements.