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ELECTRICITY: Wind farm powers up

A NEW multi-million pound wind farm will eventually power more than 12,000 homes.

Seven turbines, each standing 100 metres high, have been installed at a controversial site at Glassmoor Bank, in Pondersbridge, near Whittlesey.
A further turbine is due to be put up this week, and the farm is expected to be fully operational by February.

Work – including building new access roads – began on the 30 million development in May.
The wind farm has been developed by independent UK company Wind Prospect, in association with EdF Energies Nouvelles, a leading French renewable energy company.
The contract to build the wind farm has been awarded to the Anglo-German turbine manufacturer REpower UK, with McNicholas Construction Services completing the civil and electrical works.
REpower UK is a joint venture between German wind energy company REpower Systems AG and Peterborough-based engineering company Peter Brotherhood Ltd.
Project manager Pat Madden said: "This wind farm will generate enough power for approximately 12,500 homes.
"But this isn't the only benefit. Within a year, this wind farm will have saved 55,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere."
Two other sites are also under construction in the Fens. When work is complete, eight... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

Seven turbines, each standing 100 metres high, have been installed at a controversial site at Glassmoor Bank, in Pondersbridge, near Whittlesey.
A further turbine is due to be put up this week, and the farm is expected to be fully operational by February.

Work – including building new access roads – began on the £30 million development in May.
The wind farm has been developed by independent UK company Wind Prospect, in association with EdF Energies Nouvelles, a leading French renewable energy company.
The contract to build the wind farm has been awarded to the Anglo-German turbine manufacturer REpower UK, with McNicholas Construction Services completing the civil and electrical works.
REpower UK is a joint venture between German wind energy company REpower Systems AG and Peterborough-based engineering company Peter Brotherhood Ltd.
Project manager Pat Madden said: "This wind farm will generate enough power for approximately 12,500 homes.
"But this isn't the only benefit. Within a year, this wind farm will have saved 55,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere."
Two other sites are also under construction in the Fens. When work is complete, eight turbines will stand out above the skyline at Deeping St Nicholas and a further six at Gedney Marsh, near Holbeach.
Richard Barker, Wind Prospect's general manager of development said: "I'm delighted that these wind farms will soon be contributing substantially to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the East of England region.
"What is also fantastic is the involvement of local company Peter Brotherhood for both the supply and the service over the lifetime of the wind turbines, thus contributing to the local economy. The Fens area will soon be able to continue its tradition of utilising the power of the wind."
Residents have been divided over their opinions on the site of the wind farm.
Glassmoor Bank Preservation Group campaigned against the proposals, claiming the farm would spell the end for the countryside.
However, Paul Fletcher, who lives less than a mile from the site, said:
"I think the turbines are quite graceful and they are an environmentally friendly way to produce power."
Wind Prospect has set up a £30,000 trust fund for the community, managed by local people, and will donate £10,000 a year to it over the 25-year project.

Source: http://www.peterboroughtoda...

DEC 21 2005
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