Over 1 GW of onshore wind not to disturb Scottish seismic array
May 30, 2014 - Scotland can build more than 1 GW of onshore wind farms near the Eskdalemuir seismological monitoring facility in Dumfries and Galloway, a study by the Eskdalemuir Working Group (EWG) shows.
The capacity will be enough to power over 500,000 British households.
The organisation, which includes representatives from the government and industry, states in a report that “there is scope to allow further wind farm consents nearer the array than previously permitted”. Results from the survey would help the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to cancel objections to certain wind projects within 50 km (31 miles) of the monitoring facility, while a 15-km exclusion zone has been proposed for approval by the Scottish government.
The association also points out that more accurate way for calculating wind turbine vibrations at sites near the Eskdalemuir centre have already been created to facilitate turbine installation. The new data has been accepted by the MoD.
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