Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, is inviting local residents to register for a trip to see a completed wind farm near Huntly as the company makes the finishing touches to a grand opening at the end of June.
There will also be the opportunity for residents to follow the journey of the project at a pop up exhibition being held at Dean’s of Huntly on the same day.
Anyone in and around Huntly, Tap o’ Noth, Cabrach, Glass and Strathbogie need to register their interest to visit the 18 turbine Clashindarroch Wind Farm. The visit is taking place on the 26 June.
Local residents can register online here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ClashInaugSiteVisitReg
Or call 01434 611300 to book their place.
Visitors to the 18-turbine site will depart from Dean’s of Huntly, Steven Road, Huntly, AB54 8JX in a fleet of 4x4 vehicles at one of three departure times.
Joanne Hutchinson, Vattenfall’s Senior Communications Adviser, said: “This is a great chance to get up close to a finished wind farm and celebrate the launch of the £185,000 a year community fund.”
But Mrs Hutchinson explained: “There are limited places for this visit and so we would ask people to register as soon as they can.”
Meanwhile Vattenfall has confirmed that the application process for the Clashindarroch Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund has now closed, but there will be a further opportunity to apply for grants from 5th September. Local people can visit the Foundation Scotland website, https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/clashindarroch/, to find out how local organisations can benefit.
In an average year, Clashindarroch Wind Farm’s 36.9MW will generate over 110,000 megawatt hours of renewable power. This would be capable of meeting the equivalent annual electricity needs of around 27,000 UK households and make 4 billion cups of tea every year. Based on standard industry formula, Clashindarroch would prevent the emission of over 40,000 tonnes of C02 every year.
For further information, please contact: Jason Ormiston; 07794524801; [email protected]