Press release | 2013-11-01 | 12:00 PM

Conversation starts on potential wind farm

Vattenfall confirms dates for wind farm information sessions.

The developer behind a potential wind farm at Nocton Fen has confirmed dates for initial information sessions in the area.

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company, is keen to meet with as many people as possible at one or more of the five planned events in villages surrounding the site in the middle of November.

Over the coming months, the developer will continue to seek the input of local and national interests as it assesses the potential to generate green electricity on the 9km² area of land, to the east of Nocton.

Vattenfall’s Project Manager Graham Davey said: “This is the start of a conversation with local people at a very early stage for a potential wind farm at Nocton Fen. We are inviting local people and businesses to come along and tell us about their hopes and concerns about a possible wind farm at Nocton Fen. We want to deliver real benefits to the area if given the opportunity to build a wind farm east of Nocton.”

In October this year, Vattenfall said it was interested in a potential wind farm at Nocton Fen. It said that the site could potentially hold 17 to 23 wind turbines and have a total installed capacity of more than 50 megawatts.

When and where:

 

Information sessions

 Date Venue Time
Thursday 14th November, 2013 Nocton Village Hall 2pm – 8pm
Friday 15th November, 2013 Dunston Village Hall 2pm – 8pm
Saturday 16th November, 2013 Bardney Methodist Hall 10:30am – 4pm
Friday 22nd November, 2013 Nocton Village Hall 2pm – 8pm
Saturday 23rd November, 2013 Potterhanworth Memorial Hall 10:30am – 4pm

More information on Nocton Fen

Media contact:

Jason Ormiston; Vattenfall; 0131 526 3137; 07794524801;

Notes to Editors:

Vattenfall in the UK

Vattenfall operates three onshore wind farms and three offshore wind farms in England, Scotland and Wales and it is currently building another two onshore wind farms in Wales and Scotland. It also has a number of wind farms in development across the UK.

Vattenfall is in the early stages of developing a wave farm off the Shetland Islands with an Edinburgh based technology developer. It also has plans, along with partners, to lay an electricity cable across the North Sea connecting the power grids of Scandinavia and the UK.
www.vattenfall.co.uk

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