Ongarhill Wind Farm

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Prepared by yes2wind on behalf of our client, Coriolis Energy and Falck Renewables.

The Homes Equivalent figure used on the Google map above is based on generic UK information. This is explained on the Wind Farm Locator page.

Location
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
Number of Turbines
11
Power (MW)
27.5
Developer
Coriolis Energy and Falck Renewables
Developer Address
Coriolis Energy LLP
22-24 King Street
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Developer Website
http://www.coriolis-energy.com/
Planning Status
proposed
Planning Officer
Keith Wilkinson
Planning Authority
Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn. PE30 1EX

Ongarhill Wind Farm is an 11-turbine proposal on agricultural land west of King’s Lynn, Norfolk. Each of the turbines would have a capacity of between 2 and 3 megawatts (MW). If constructed, the wind farm could supply electricity into grid equivalent to the average annual electricity needs of around 11,900 households in the King’s Lynn & West Norfolk area1.

If constructed the wind farm at Ongarhill would be part owned by a local community cooperative, following the model that’s in operation at four of Falck’s existing wind farms in the UK. These co-operatives are set up and managed by Energy4All, an independent not-for-profit organisation.

Other community benefits are also being developed including a new neighbourhood shares scheme, where the closest residents to the wind farm can receive shares equivalent to up to £300,000 in value (designed to provide a target income of £30,000 each year in total), with a greater proportion going to those who live closest to the wind farm. In addition, community grants of £10,000 per year would be made available for the wider community2.

You can find out more at www.ongarhillwindfarm.co.uk

Footnotes:

1 Based on (i) average household electricity consumption in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk of 5,613 kWh/year, DECC, ‘Regional and local authority electricity consumption statistics 2005 to 2009’ (ii) and the average annual electricity output which was calculated for 11x 2.5MW turbines to be 67,100,000 kWh, using a windspeed of 7.1 m/s at hub height derived from the NOABL dataset, DECC.

2 All figures set out in relation to community benefits are based on the currently proposed 11-turbine wind farm.