FETTERESSO Wind Limited have applied for permission for additional turbines adjacent to the existing Mid Hill site.
Some 10 turbines are proposed, with a 42MW capacity and a height of up to 200m – double the height of the turbines already in operation.
The existing Mid Hill Wind Farm is located mainly on forestry land in Fetteresso Forest south west of Aberdeen. Construction of the 25 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbine generators started late 2012 and was completed in 2014 giving a total capacity of 57.5 MW. The rotor diameter of the existing turbines is 93m and the height of the towers are 78.5m.
During operation, Fetteresso Wind Farm would be operated as part of the Mid Hill Wind Farm development. The proposed lifespan of the project is estimated to be 35 years or more, after this time the project will then enter the phase of decommissioning.
Fetteresso Wind Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Fred.Olsen Renewables Ltd. Full details of the proposals, including the environmental impact assessment report, can be found here on the Fred.Olsen Renewables website.
Under the Electricity Act 1989 the developer is seeking deemed planning consent under the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 for these additional turbines.
Scottish Ministers are responsible for approving applications to build, operate or modify onshore electricity generating stations with capacities exceeding 50 megawatts, as well as all applications to install overhead power lines, large oil and gas pipelines, and associated infrastructure.
In this case, Aberdeenshire Council’s role is limited to a consultee to the process.
Any representations to the application may be submitted via the Energy Consents Unit website, by email to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit mailbox at email@example.com or by post to Energy Consents Unit, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU, identifying the proposal and specifying the grounds for representation.
The representation should be dated, clearly stating the name, full return email and postal address of those making representations. Only email representations will be acknowledged.All representations should be made by July 7.
Note – the turbines featured in the image are for illustration purposes only
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