A very successful open day and exhibition was held in the Eday Heritage Centre on Thursday 25th August which saw nearly half of the island’s residents attend to find out about the latest plans for the proposed Neven Point Wind Farm. The project is currently in the pre-application stage and the latest proposals were unveiled, including a reduction in turbine numbers, from the ten originally envisaged, down to six as currently proposed.
GreenPower’s Director of Development George Baxter wanted to thank everyone for attending:
“We counted around 50 people who attended, which is a significant proportion of the local population and I hope that the update information provided helped folk feel better informed about the project. It was great to be able to talk to people about the project, how turbines can be controlled in operation, how transport and construction can be managed to minimise disturbance and also to hear from people about their concerns together with their views on what could be in it for the people of Eday.
“We are still considering the options for making the best out of the local renewable energy resource that sweeps across the island and balancing that with the potential effects on people and wildlife. Therefore, getting feedback from the community at this stage is extremely welcome. One of the reasons why we held the event for a full 8 hours was to make sure as many people as possible could attend.
“We are very keen to hear further from local islanders. All the exhibition panels and feedback forms are available on our website for those who could not manage along on the day.”
Notes to Editors
- Information about the project can be found here: https://greenpowerinternational.com/current-projects/neven-point-wind-farm/
A feedback form can be completed online, ideally to be returned by 12th September 2022.
- GreenPower is an independent originator, developer, owner and operator of renewable energy assets with projects in onshore wind, hydro, hydrogen and solar, founded in 2000, is based in Alloa, central Scotland and has a specialist team leading development, construction, acquisitions and operation of renewable energy projects. GreenPower has consented over 270MW of renewable assets and currently has projects in development of over 240 MW with further ambitious growth targets. Our objective is to play our part in tackling the climate emergency by developing and operating projects that directly reduce carbon emissions and deliver economic and social benefits to local communities and the wider Scottish economy. For more information see www.greenpowerinternational.com