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Peel shouts for Yell wind farm

Enertrag pulled plug on 100MW-plus Shetland Islands project in 2013

Peel shouts for Yell wind farm image

Peel Energy has secured the development rights to the early-stage Beaw Field wind farm on Shetland.

The company said it has acquired the project on the island of Yell and will begin public consultations with local communities in coming weeks.

Enertrag originally planned Beaw Field as a 17-turbine project with hardware in the 6MW class. It is one of a number of large-scale projects proposed for the islands off the north of Scotland.

The German developer put the asset on the market in November 2013 after pulling the plug on UK operations.

Peel said: "The exact size of the proposed wind farm, located north west of Burravoe at the south end of Yell in Shetland, has not yet been determined."

It added: "Guided by the environmental impact assessment regulations, an extensive range of surveys are being undertaken to ensure the potential impact of any new wind farm on the natural environmental and surrounding communities is fully understood."

Peel development manager Bernadette Barry said: “We are currently completing detailed environmental and technical surveys and will soon begin consulting with local communities which will help determine the number and size of the turbines that we propose for the site.”

Image: Peel is looking to build a wind farm on Shetland (Shetland Islands Council)

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