Enviko was first consulted in late 2011 by the Brown’s, Meikle Ussie, regarding the suitability of the site as a potential for wind energy development. A period of feasibility followed whilst different site layouts and turbine options were in discussion. Once these options had been finalised, the development went through the pre-screening process, allowing the local authorities (in this case Highland Council) to provide an indication of the required supporting information.
With the candidate turbine selected, (Turbowinds T400) further Environmental studies were undertaken by third party consultants such as:
Planning Consent was achieved for one T400, 400kW Wind Turbine at Somerby Farm at a local area committee on the 3rd December 2012.
Future of the Development
The anticipated commissioning date is estimated to be around mid-2014, depending on discussions with Scottish and Southern Energy.
At present the project is in the initial stages of discussion with the developer of community owned renewable developments, ‘sharenergy’ (www.sharenergy.coop). Providing the coming stages of the project go well, this development could then take the role of a 100% community owned project, providing the landlord an attractive rental income, whilst delivering income/profit to the cooperative members – a positive development for the local community, where locals and members reap the benefits of this project.
Enviko currently have many medium to large scale wind projects, at all stages of the development process.
Turbine procurement is one of the most important aspects of a wind energy development. Turbines may represent up to 80% of the capital cost of a wind farm and their reliability and long-term power output are crucial to the financial performance of the project.
It is important to secure not only an acceptable price, but also the right guarantees, delivery and performance bonds and specific guarantees on aspects of performance governed by planning conditions, such as noise.
We have long-standing contacts with all the major manufacturers. Acting on behalf of owners, investors and banks, Enviko draws on years of experience to offer a comprehensive array of commercial and management services.
Whether planning, acquiring, operating, re-powering or selling a wind farm, Enviko can offer clients a range of skills and experience – from essential project services such as due diligence, through to adding value by way of project lifetime support.
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