TCI Renewables Projects, Lisglass, Ballyclare

Lisglass

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Project: Single wind turbine (3MW total)
Location: Ballyclare, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Dimensions: Up to 100m overall height
NGR: 334242, 388784 (lat 54.73113N, long 5.9235W)
Status: Consented September 2009
Resources: Non-technical summary

Summary:
TCI Renewables have finalised legal negotiations with the landowner for another single turbine project in Lisglass, Co. Antrim. The site has been under environmental investigation since 2005 and a met mast has been in situ monitoring the on-site wind regime for some 16 months.

All works to date have been very positive and it is expected that the site will prove suitable for a 3MW turbine development. A detailed environmental impact statement was completed for the project examining a vast array of environmental considerations. TCI Renewables submitted an application to the Local Planning Authority Special Studies Division in Belfast in February 2007.

In trying to maximise local benefits TCI Renewables are in discussions with Whiteabbey Hospital, a nearby intensive energy user who can realise their own social and environmental objectives by utilising the energy generated by this turbine. This relationship has economic benefits for the hospital as savings on current energy usage will be realised and stable electricity prices can be secured into the next decade.

The project is viewed with enthusiasm and a positive attitude was established during the public information programme carried out in January 2007 (information dissemination programme around all houses within a 2km radius of the proposed single turbine).