RES Group to break ground on 26-MW wind farm in Sep - report
Sep 11, 2014 - UK-based Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES Group) plans to start building the 26-MW Wryde Croft wind farm in eastern England by the end of the month, the Peterborough Telegraph said Tuesday.
The 13-turbine wind power facility will be situated near the village of Thorney in Cambridgeshire. The proposal consists of two neighbouring plants -- RES’ six-turbine Wryde Croft and Blue Energy’s seven-turbine Nutsgrove projects. The companies last year combined their projects into a single 13-turbine installation. The two schemes were granted planning permission in April 2010.
A representative for RES told the paper that the combination of the two projects will help lower the impacts on local communities and the environment during construction work, which would take 15 months.
When up and running, the 26-MW park will be able to generate enough power for over 13,000 homes, RES estimates. The project will come with a community benefits fund of GBP 130,000 (USD 211,000/EUR 163,000) per year, the spokeswoman has said.
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