Renewable energy

History and current projects

We are the planning authority for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy schemes of up to 1 megawatt, as well as onshore wind energy schemes and hydroelectric generating stations of up to 50 megawatts. Above these capacities, consent is sought from Scottish Ministers under the Electricity Act, 1989.

We have developed interactive mapping of Wind and Hydro renewable energy schemes across Highland:

More information is available on individual schemes by searching our planning application database or The Scottish Government database of energy projects.