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SSE opens Keadby onshore wind farm in north Lincolnshire, England

CTBR Staff Writer Published 27 February 2015

The £98m Keadby onshore wind farm has been opened in England, UK.

Keadby

UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey opened the wind farm, which is owned by SSE.

Located in north Lincolnshire, the wind farm features 34 turbines that generate about 68MW of energy.

The company invested £5m on a bridge at North Pilfrey to allow construction traffic to bypass neighbouring villages, protecting and improvng the local community.

SSE Renewables, the renewable energy development division of SSE, acquired the wind farm project in May 2011. It had previously been developed by the RES Group.

Plans for the project remained unchanged and SSE met with the local community and stakeholders on the development.

SSE managing director of generation Paul Smith said: "Working in tandem with the local community is central to the success of Keadby, that's why we're investing £8.5m in local projects supporting everyone from toddlers to trainees over the next 25 years."

Davey said: "Onshore wind is the cheapest form of low carbon power we have. It powers millions of homes and provides thousands of green jobs for people across the UK.

"As a direct result of this development local projects are able to access the £8.5 million fund SSE has set up to support communities in North Lincolnshire over the next 25 years."

Image: Picture (Left to Right) Samantha Cunningham, Keadby wind farm site supervisor, Ed Davey, and Paul Smith. Photo: Courtesy of SSE.