Welcome to Nisthill Wind Farm

A wind farm development partnership between Orkney’s Nisthouse Farm, Ludenhill Farm and UK based wind farm developer Infinergy.

  • Number of turbines: Up to four
  • Tip height: Up to 180 m (590 feet)
  • Approximate capacity: Up to 26.4 megawatts
  • Approximate households equivalent: 23,500 (based on a 40% capacity factor)
  • Determining planning authority: Orkney Islands Council

Scotland’s onshore wind capacity will need to more than double by 2030 under plans to help cut harmful emissions and support the energy sector’s net-zero transformation.

The Scottish Government has recently published it finalised Onshore Wind Policy Statement and confirms its ambitions for 20 Gigawatts (GW) of onshore wind power to be installed by 2030.


29 August 2022: An application to Orkney Islands Council has now been submitted.  You’ll find more information here and all the application documents here.


Information found on this website is for public reference only.  No commercial use of information supplied is permitted unless authorisation has been given by Nisthill Wind Farm Ltd.


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