RES, Blue Energy to combine wind projects in England
Oct 17, 2013 - UK-based Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES Group) said yesterday it was mulling over a deal with renewables investor Blue Energy to unite two wind parks that will be built at neighbouring sites in England’s Cambridgeshire.
In an effort to significantly lower impact on the environment and local community, the companies plan to combine RES’ six-turbine Wryde Croft and Blue Energy’s seven-turbine Nutsgrove projects into a single 13-turbine scheme. The united project is expected to need one rather than two control buildings and will allow improvement of the infrastructure layout, which in turn is seen to facilitate traffic movements on adjacent roads.
Blue Energy will help RES create a revised planning proposal for the project, which will now have better track layout and substation and meteorological mast locations. The application is seen to be filed with the Peterborough City Council this autumn.
The Wryde Croft and Nutsgrove projects received planning permission in April 2010. They were both subject to an aviation planning condition, which was the reason why their construction timetables were the same.
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