This is a revised scheme and addresses the issues raised in our original proposal submitted in 2005.

Public exhibitions as part of the consultation process will be held next week to enable people to view the ES and find out more about RES’s plans.

Gilbert Stevenson, Minnygap Project Manager, said: “Since submitting our original application we have listened to the local community and worked hard in the intervening period to redesign the scheme taking their views into account. We are confident that Minnygap is a low impact site with no visual impact or ecological issues. We have reduced the number of turbines from 15 to 10, and following the consent of the neighbouring Harestanes Wind Farm, redesigned Minnygap to sit in harmony with it.”

The exhibitions will be held at Moffat Town Hall on August 5, 2009, from 2pm to 8pm and in Johnstone Parish Hall on August 6, 2009, from 10am to 3pm. Everyone is welcome to come along to either day to find out more about the proposals for the 10 turbine wind farm, which will be able to provide enough clean green power for between 11,000 – 12,000 Scottish households, which is equivalent to 15% of the households in Dumfries and Galloway.

Gilbert added: “Scotland has a very ambitious target of generating 50% of its electricity from renewables by 2020, demonstrating its commitment to renewable energy and the economy. Scotland is moving from large centralised conventional generation technologies – coal, gas and nuclear – to smaller more widely distributed diverse mix of renewable generation technologies such as wind. RES is excited to be part of this transition and feel Minnygap can play an important part of reaching renewable energy targets while minimising local impacts and maximising benefits to the local and regional economy”