EDF Energy Renewables is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies. It is currently focussing on the development, construction and operation of onshore and offshore windfarms and operates 462MW of onshore windfarms.
Fallago Rig is one our most significant onshore developments to date but is just part of our continued investment and delivery of new, local carbon generating capacity for the UK. The 48 turbine site in the Lammermuir hills in Berwickshire is capable of producing 144MW of clean energy, supplying the annual electrical equivalent of 90,000 homes.
Nestled in a natural upland bowl, the site is naturally screened and at this elevation takes natural advantage of the ideal wind conditions. Its proximity to the super grid line between Torness and Smeaton also allows a direct connection to the grid. The layout is designed to minimise the impact on the landscape, minimising track lengths, impact on bog areas and stream or river crossings. The design incorporated the use of natural resources to avoid the import of 420,000 tonnes of aggregate, sand and crushed material for roads and concrete and in doing soavoiding 42,000 HGV movements on and off site.
The site is mainly open managed grouse moorland coved in a mixture of mainly managed heather, acid grasses and sphagnum mosses. A land management scheme to create habitats and enhance existing habitats has been implemented. This includes the planting of over 5,000 trees. Heather seed harvesting on site over the last 3 winters ensures species natural to the site are encouraged. Despite the intensive works over the last two grouse seasons the level of grouse breeding has not been affected.