Scout Moor Wind Farm

Sustainable Resources

Edenfield, Rossendale & Rochdale

Scout Moor Wind Farm

A major onshore wind farm with 26 turbines and an installed capacity of 65MW - the largest onshore wind farm in England when it became operational in 2008.

Key Info

Project Theme
Sustainable Resources
Green and Blue Infrastructure
Local Enterprise Partnership
Greater Manchester
Project Status
Local Authority
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Rossendale Borough Council
Key Sector
Energy & Environmental


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Capital investment



Capital investment


Michael Humphreys, Peel L&P Energy

Habitat Enhancement Fund

Scout Moor Wind Farm, operational since 2008, is a 26-turbine development on moorland in the South Pennines situated between the village of Edenfield and the town of Rochdale. Each of the 26 Nordex N80 turbines has the capacity to generate 2.5MW of electricity.

The Scout Moor Wind Farm Habitat Enhancement Fund (HEF) was set up to enable environmental improvement works within the Pennine uplands of East/ South Lancashire and Greater Manchester, aimed at the maintenance, restoration and re-establishment of habitat and wildlife interests. Projects are funded using revenue derived from the operation of the wind farm. Payments have been from the first year of operation and will be made annually until the wind farm is decommissioned after 25 years.

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Scout Moor Habitat Enhancement Fund (