SOI Ltd have provided Ecological, Geological, Hydrological & Cultural Heritage assessments of the proposed Kenly wind farm site in East Fife. This has been summarised into the relevant chapters of the Environmental Statement submitted to Fife Council by the University of St Andrews.
In October 2013 the application for the Kenly Wind farm was approved. Once it is built, it will consist of 6 x2 megawatt wind turbines on the University Farm at Kenly, saving 19,000 Tonnes of carbon per year.
Some of the impacts of this project include:
- Direct and indirect investment in Fife -GDP benefit of £7.1M for Fife and £0.6M to the East Neuk.
- Job creation during construction and maintenance
- Community benefit fund- £1M for the local community
- Helps achieve Scotland’s objective of having 100% of renewable electricity by 2020
- Means University complies with its duty under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009
- Secures energy pricing into the future
- University will be self sufficient for electrical energy
If you would like more information on the progress of the Kenly Wind farm project so far, you could visit this webpage.
- 07 May 2015