Wind Case Studies

Bishopthorpe Wind Farm

Client

Evergreen Energy development portfolio

Expertise

Wind Energy, Environmental Impact Assessment, Planning, Project Management, Technical Design, Construction

The Project

Bishopthorpe Wind Farm was developed by Evergreen Energy (previously known as ASC Renewables). The project is an eight turbine, 16.4MW project with a maximum blade tip height of 115m located in Tetney, Lincolnshire. Planning permission was granted on 20 March 2015.

The site was developed by Evergreen Energy from inception, through to feasibility, environmental impact assessment and planning submission. This involved managing all aspects of the environmental assessments, land agreements and design work. As part of the environmental impact assessment process, Evergreen Energy successfully mitigated environmental and technical impacts of the wind farm to enable a feasible project to be consented and ultimately constructed.

Following consent of the scheme, Evergreen Energy worked on the pre-construction activities, such as the discharge of planning conditions, the balance of plant procurement, grid connection agreements, the independent connection provider procurement and wind turbine negotiations.

Bishopthorpe Wind Farm was sold in December 2015 enabling Evergreen Energy to support further renewable energy projects and energy saving solutions.

Outcomes and Benefits

Bishopthorpe Wind Farm was successfully developed by Evergreen Energy enabling the construction of the scheme.

The project is currently under construction with commissioning on schedule for the end of 2016.  This will provide clean green energy to the national grid.

March Wind Turbine

Client

Anglian Water

Expertise

Wind Energy, Project Management, Pre-Construction, Construction, Asset Management

The Project

March Wind Turbine is a single 2.3 MW wind turbine situated within the March Sewage Treatment Works in Cambridgeshire.

Significant complications had occurred during the planning phase for the project leading the project consent being close to timing out. Evergreen Energy revised all technical feasibility assessments for the site and made clear recommendations to alter the wind turbine’s location and height to enable feasible construction and maximise the wind yields. As part of this process, Evergreen Energy provided all financial modelling and performance forecasts for the project.

Evergreen Energy project managed the delivery of the project from the point of planning consent to full operations. This included covering every aspect of project construction from planning condition discharge, project insurance, contract tendering, contractor management, managing stakeholders and community consultation, securing power purchase agreements, through to handover of the project.

Evergreen Energy manages the efficient operation of the wind turbine.

Outcomes and Benefits

Evergreen Energy successfully secured the necessary planning variations and subsequently discharged all planning conditions before constructing and commissioning the turbine.

The successful application for a feed in tariff was submitted and obtained.

The construction of the project was managed by Evergreen Energy, involving coordinating and overseeing multiple construction contractors.

In its first full year of generation, the wind project at March achieved 99% availability with the project’s operation and maintenance overseen wholly by Evergreen Energy.

“Evergreen Energy have been a key partner in delivering the first phase of our corporate wind programme and has demonstrated a complete understanding of our needs whilst developing an outstanding level of service and enterprise. We will have 6.9MW of wind power on our operational sites helping us to reduce our carbon impact”

Matt Pluke, Anglian Water Energy

Newton Marsh Wind Turbine

Client

Anglian Water

Expertise

Wind Energy, Project Management, Pre-Construction, Construction, Asset Management

The Project

Newton Marsh Wind Farm is a two turbine, 4.6 MW wind project situated within Newton Marsh Sewage Treatment Works in Lincolnshire.

The project had already achieved planning consent when Evergreen Energy came on board, but it was failing as a consequence of significant construction complications and was close to timing out on its planning consent.

Evergreen Energy project managed the delivery of the project from point of planning consent to full operations with services covering every aspect of project construction from planning condition discharge, project insurance, contract tendering, contractor management, managing stakeholders and community consultation, securing power purchase agreements, through to handover of the project.

Evergreen Energy secured the required and necessary planning variations to the height and location of the turbines prior to successfully discharging all of the planning conditions.

Outcomes and Benefits

The construction of the project was managed by Evergreen Energy, this involved coordinating and overseeing multiple construction contractor and the revision and implementation of a complex connection to the local grid. The project was constructed and commissioned in March 2014 followed by a successful application for Feed in Tariff accreditation.

Birch Business Park Wind Turbine

Client

Rochdale Borough Council

Expertise

Wind Energy, Feasibility Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Planning, Project Management, Technical Design

The Project

Birch Wind Turbine was developed by Evergreen Energy and is a single 150kW Ogin wind turbine proposed to be situated within Birch Business Park. The project was approved at local planning committee in April 2015.

Evergreen Energy undertook initial feasibility work for Rochdale Borough Council looking at the whole borough and identified Birch Business Park as a suitable site for wind energy development.

Following which a programme of environmental studies was undertaken and the project submitted for planning consent.

The consented scheme is an innovative, shrouded design which captures greater energy by accelerating airflow through the turbine blades.

Outcomes and Benefits

Evergreen Energy successfully achieved planning consent for the first Ogin turbine in the UK.

Technical constraints were carefully mitigated, including careful positioning of the turbine to take into account the nearby microwave links and microwave tower. This was achieved through a micrositing exclusion zone enabling the project to be technically viable.

The turbine is anticipated to produce up to 338 MWh of renewable power each year.

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