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. Key contracts for the construction of the wind farm are currently being finalised. Construction of the wind farm is scheduled to commence in April 2015. The main construction works will take place in summer 2015 and turbine erection is expected to be carried out in 2016. The wind farm is expected to be operational in autumn 2016.
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.