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Frodsham Wind Farm

 

The proposed Frodsham wind farm could generate enough electricity to meet the needs of 28,500 households - equivalent to more than one-fifth of the homes in Cheshire West and Chester.

Extensive studies have been undertaken on a stretch of land that runs between the Manchester Ship Canal and the M56, and indicate that that it is a good location for a wind farm of 20 turbines.

Each of the 125m turbines would generate 3MW of electricity, and, together provide a total of 57MW installed capacity.

In 2012 the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) consented a 19 turbine wind farm with a capacity of 50-57MW.  A number of technical studies are currently being undertaken.  Ground investigations are ongoing and an application for the grid connection has been made.  Ecological surveys are also being undertaken.  Procurement of the supply contracts will commence in the second half of 2014, with construction of the wind farm planned for Spring 2015.

To view information panels from the Frodsham wind farm public exhibitions in March, 2010 please click here.

To view the guide to Frodsham wind farm application leaflet, please click here.