Louth Canal wind energy scheme

A PUBLIC event will be held on Wednesday July 27 to share project progress with the local community for the wind energy scheme proposed at Louth Canal.

The drop-in event offers an opportunity for locals and other stakeholders to learn more about the project and share feedback with the project team. There will also be a chance to view the turbine layout and to see to-scale computer generated photomontages which will show how the turbines would look in the landscape from a number of viewpoints.

Ongoing consultation with the community along with further technical and environmental investigations has led to renewable energy developer Partnerships for Renewables dropping a turbine, taking the proposal from a four to a three turbine layout.

“We now have a design which uses both Environment Agency and private land to achieve the best layout for the site. Consultation with local residents has led to us dropping a turbine, to allow a design that best suits the surroundings,” explains Regional Manager, Dr Jo Fleming, from Partnerships for Renewables.

The three turbine development would have a generating capacity of 2.3 megawatts each. This could generate around 15 gigawatt hours (GWh) of green electricity every year, powering 3,300 homes.

If the turbines are built there will be a community benefit fund associated with the scheme which would equal £17,250 per year for the life of the project (£2,500 per MW). This will be available to the community to decide to spend on whatever it chooses.

The public exhibition will be held on Wednesday July 27 from 3pm to 7pm at Tetney Village Hall, Humberston Road, Tetney.

For further information please visit: www.pfr.co.uk/louthcanal