Drumduff Wind Farm Open Day Success

Alison Johnstone MSP opens Drumduff Wind Farm with Rob Forrest, GreenPower CEO
and Monika Paplaczyk, Thrive Renewables Investment Manager

We were delighted to see so many people attending the Drumduff Wind Farm open day on Saturday 15th September that we hosted along with our Joint Partners on the project Thrive Renewables.

Both GreenPower and Thrive are committed to responsible commercial operations and engaging with homes and businesses near their sites.  This family open day was a chance for local residents and renewable energy enthusiasts to get close to the turbines, learn more about wind power and chat with the team.

Alison Johnstone, Green MSP kindly agreed to officially open the wind farm and afterwards tweeted, “Congratulations! Thank you so much for inviting me. I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon. I’ll definitely be back, such a great place to walk, bike and fly kites! Really good to see so much community involvement and wonderful to see this transformation.”

Over 350 visitors were able to enjoy looking inside one of the turbines, learn more about the science behind renewables and wind power including the ExplorerDome experience and chat with representatives from GreenPower and Thrive. There was also free face painting, cycling activities provided by Angus Cycle Hub and the opportunity to design a wind farm.

Rob Forrest, CEO of GreenPower said, “I am thrilled to see so many enthusiastic people enjoying our open day and learning more about renewables and clean energy. The opening of Drumduff Wind Farm brings to fruition years of hard work transforming a derelict former coal mine into a clean source of green power for generations to come. This project makes an important contribution to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and tackling climate change.”

All photos copyright David Cheskin