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WIND FARMS IN THE UK

Wind as a renewable energy source

PROCESS OVERVIEW

The process of a typical wind project

View how a typical wind project evolves and which phases our project managers take care of.

1

Screening

We look for projects by screening areas of land that have come to our attention from land agents or individual landowners. This is to ascertain the suitability of the site within the surrounding environment. Larger projects may present this information with a tender for bids.

2

Development

Once a site has passed through screening, we start a period of consultation to produce a development plan. This will involve the landowners, survey and screening information, local environmental factors, and the community.

3

Financing

As part of the development plan, we will look at financing. We may, for example, partner with other companies, make power sales agreements or work with investors.

4

Construction

Once the financing and all approvals are in place, we start purchasing materials and building the project.

5

Grid connection

When the wind farm is completed, it will be connected to the electricity grid so that the green power can flow to consumers.

6

Green electrictity

European Energy provides green power to millions of households from our projects worldwide.

FAQ

The wind turbines we build are between 150 – 250 metres high

We look at the impact that the turbines have on the nearest neighboring homes and the nearest urban community. There must be no more than a maximum of 10 hours of shade from the wind turbines per year.

European Energy data calculates the following:

Housing in open ground

Applies to outdoor living areas up to 15 meters from residential

42 dB (A) at 6 m/s
44 dB (A) at 8 m/s

 

Low frequency noise

Applicable to indoor noise level

20 dB (A) low frequency at 6 and 8 m/s

 

Stricter noise requirements

Areas zoned/used for residential purposes – or village-like development of at min. 5 homes

37 dB (A) at 6 m/s
39 dB (A) at 8 m/s

Contact the UK project managers

Daniel Badcock

Managing Director

Adam Spearey