Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wind farm consultation 21st Feb

Eneco has now entered the formal consultation period for the project and will be holding eight public exhibitions to provide people with information and updates on Navitus Bay, along with the next steps. There will also be an opportunity to speak with a member of the development team and provide feedback on the proposals.

The public exhibitions will be held at the following venues and times:

Swanage: Mowlem Theatre – Tuesday 21stFebruary 2012, 2pm to 8pm
Poole: RNLI Lifeboat College – Wednesday 22nd February 2012, 2pm to 8pm
Christchurch: Christchurch Borough Council Chambers – Thursday 23rd February 2012, 2pm to 8pm
Bournemouth: Pavilion Theatre – Saturday 25th February 2012, 10am to 4pm
West Moors: West Moors Memorial Hall – Tuesday 28th February 2012, 2pm to 8pm
New Milton: New Milton Memorial Centre – Wednesday 29th February 2012, 2pm to 8pm
Lymington: Lymington Community Centre – Friday 2nd March 2012, 2pm to 8pm
Newport, Isle of Wight: Riverside Centre – Saturday 3rd March 2012, 10 am to 4pm

The final design of Navitus Bay Wind Park, both onshore and offshore, will be determined only after comprehensive consultation with the public and relevant organisations throughout the formal consultation period of the project which will last until the end of 2013.

If you are unable to attend any of the public exhibitions, but would like more information, please visit the website at www.navitusbaywindpark.co.uk. Alternatively, contact Eneco at either of the addresses below.
By post to: Round 3 development, Eneco Wind UK Ltd, 3 Athena Court, Athena Drive, Tachbrook Park, Warwick CV34 6RT.
Or by email to: info@enecowindoffshore.co.uk


David Furmage said...

Bit surprised to be honest , thought this wind farm issue might have been a hot topic of discussion in town and on here.

So are we for or against this wind farm?

Local Resident said...

Most people are against it but still want to have cheap electric and not worry about burning fossil fuels to get their power

Anonymous said...

Generally people don't seem to think much about where their energy is coming from, as long as its not going to spoil the view near them. Its ok if its out of site, or destroying the rainforest overseas, or indigenous peoples environments, or wildlife habitats - that's ok 'cause they can't see it. Out of site out of mind. As long as the lights keep coming on that's ok.

How would CPRE, The Purbeck Society or Dart suggest that England takes responsibility for generating its own renewable energy ?

David Furmage said...

Tidal power is an effective way to harness energy. I am all for renewable energy , though I think that the government are rushing into this whole wind farm issue , just so it looks like they are doing their " green " bit. I was just wondering weather or not our electric will be alot cheaper or will the power of these 100 or so turbines just go into the national grid?

Anonymous said...

I agree Tidal is far more efficient, wind is not.....

DAILY MAIL Friday 16th September 2011>>>>> “ARE YOU WIND ING ME UP ?
HALF the time they sit motionless, but this week when the tail-end of Hurricane Katia bent tress at right angles across Britain, 13 wind farms had to close because they were generating too much electricity.

Enough energy to power Bristol was lost and the National Grid must now pay wind farm operators almost £2m. to compensate for the disconnection, which is higher than the going rate for the fuel.

The noise and aesthetic negatives were also demonstrated on the BBC Programme ‘WINDFARM WARS’ BBC 2 aired on 27/05/2 011.


Anonymous said...

The capital cost must be a viable investment, at today's electricity price and as fuel prices go up wind is still free...So does their selling price stay the same as it was when they were erected ?


David Furmage said...

Thing is that gets me is this " free " energy , yeah it's around us and it's free , though it's not free really when your bill comes through the post. Yeah companies have costs and budgets to meet. At end of the day it's not free :(

Here's a case study which makes a good read;)

Wind Turbines vs. Energy Saving - a case study

Most efficientt wind farms would produce about 20 MW a year assuming that a standard 500 kW 150 ft turbine produces about 125 kW - about 25% maximum capacity. modern turbines of 1.5 MW capacity can get up to about 400 kW. 

There are 1,628,000 houses in the UK with pitched roof 
and no roof insulation

3780 kWh of energy are lost by each such house each year.

Insulation to 1990 Building Regulations standard would save 3375 kWh p.a.

The annual output of a 750 kW turbine is 1.64 m units.

Insulating 485 houses would save that amount of energy each year.

New funding arrangements will give wind energy a subsidy of 2p per unit.

The annual subsidy of the turbine will be £32,850.

The cost of insulation is a one-off £122 per house, say £60,000 for 485 houses.

Over the 100 year life of the houses, the energy saving cost averages £600 pa 

Saving pollution by insulation is 55 times more cost-effective than saving it by wind turbines!

And look at the birds you save!

David Furmage said...

I have heard that saying " don't want them in my backyard " though I would not mind a couple of these dotted round town maybe one at the round about outside the bus station , in the square , at end of banjo jetty. Anyway here's a link to this


SillyWhim said...

They were around the coastal countryside in North Norfolk when I lived there 12 years ago. They were, in the eyes of most locals, a visual attraction to that area.

Most curious is the one smack dab in the centre of Swaffham, a market town. (I believe there are two now).

David Furmage said...

Find this rather bemusing that a wind farm is going to planted smack bang on our doorstep , though folk complain when a local business man wants to put a restaurant at end of town and folk say " it's not inkeeping with Swanage " . I is a tad confused that's for sure.

SillyWhim said...


If nothing else, Swanage is not without its curiosities?

Are you from away, I ask? You know, you can live here for thirty years, and the locals will see you as 'from away'.

But Swanage likes its characters. You are fast becoming one. Keep it up.

David Furmage said...

Haha yep your right there about it's curiosities:) Maybe the fact this wind farm is in the sea that no one seems bothered about it. At least on the companies website it says that it uses the local tradesman and business to help build it. So some jobs there :) no flats though which is a shame :) nah not far away , born in Birmingham and moved down here when I was about 6 months old. Lived aboard when I was 10 , lived in Scotland for 11 years but Swanage is my home now. What about yaself?

SillyWhim said...

Me.....originally from Oxford. We discovered Swanage twenty odd years ago entirely by accident, when the pressures of London life and a very public job led us to look for a weekend/holiday bolthole for us and the kids. I got in the car, intending to drive to Devon or even Cornwall (Dorset wasn't even on the radar), made a wrong turning at Ringwood and got on to the Wessex Way...I figured 'why not?' and kept going until I reached the chain ferry and saw, over the other side, Shangri La! Took the ferry over (the old ferry now used as a shellfish barge by Brownsea) and found Swanage...made an offer on a property the day after. Retired here full time about five years ago but the family - now grown - still think
of Swanage as 'home'.

But, we are still 'from away' in the eyes of the real Swanagers which we find quaint and part of the magic of the place.

Just now and again some things that happen lead one to scratch one's head in disbelief.

David Furmage said...

Haha I know what you mean :) I call it Laurel and Hardy syndrome.

Seems like everytime I open a paper these windfarms are getting more and more bad press and bottom line is there are not worth it :(