State of the art 3D model on offer for public to consider potential wind farm project
Further information event dates have been planned for June by Vattenfall, the company looking at the potential for a wind farm development on the Nocton Fen.
The events are being run over two weeks across several local villages, hosted by the project team. Each home in the area will receive further information on these events by post. Graham Davey, project manager, said: “We held our first information sessions in November last year, and they were well attended. We gained a wealth of valuable feedback from the participants, which has been used to inform the initial studies that are now underway.”
“The project is still at a very early stage, so we are keen to see as many people as possible get involved so that we can understand the issues and opportunities that are important to them. At the sessions, local residents will be able to see some initial project visuals including a 3D model, which will enable them to explore the visual impact in more detail. There will also be information on a range of issues that were raised by local residents – including transport routes, grid connection information, bird studies and information about energy. We will also begin to explore in more detail the opportunities that the project could create for the local area.”
The sessions follow a recent site visit by a group of local residents to Swinford Wind Farm, which was requested to help residents understand and experience the realities of a wind farm.
Vattenfall is a Swedish owned energy company with operations in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, UK and Finland. Since 1 January 2014 Vattenfall has started to operate from two units; the Nordic region and Continental/UK. Vattenfall’s vision is to create a strong and diversified European energy portfolio and to be among the leaders in developing an environmentally sustainable energy system.
In the UK, Vattenfall principally develops, builds and operates wind farms. By 2017 it will generate clean power from nine wind farms, on and offshore, with an installed capacity of close to 1GW. In addition to wind power, Vattenfall produces heat and energy from five other sources: nuclear, biomass, hydro power, coal and gas. It is one of Europe’s largest utilities and a leader in heat production and distribution.