RWE erects met mast at 14-MW wind project site in UK
Sep 30, 2013 - RWE npower renewables, part of German energy group RWE AG (ETR:RWE), said Thursday it had installed a met mast at the site of its planned 14-MW Cuckoo Wood wind park in England.
The anemometre mast will study the feasibility of the scheme, to be constructed near the St Michael's on Wyre village in Lancashire. The facility will measure wind speeds, direction and turbulence and will remain there for about three years. The mast last month received the thumbs-up from the Wyre Borough Council.
On September 28 RWE npower organised a meeting with local community members to give more information about the progress of the project and future plans. The Cuckoo Wood wind farm is to include up to seven turbines of 2 MW each.
Earlier in September RWE npower faced a setback on its 1.2-GW Atlantic Array offshore wind farm in the Bristol Channel after the councillors of the Torridge District Council changed their minds and decided to withdraw their initial approval for scheme. The proposal was turned down by the North Devon Council, as well and will now be considered by the Government's Planning Inspectorate.
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