Greenvale gets green light to install wind turbine energy

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Potato processor Greenvale AP has been given the go-ahead needed to generate energy from wind at its site in March, Cambridgeshire.

Planning permission for the single 2MW wind turbine was recently granted by Fenland District Council. The turbine will supply the March site with long-term stable-priced electricity.

The project is being developed by on-site renewables specialist Wind Direct, which has taken the site through planning and will now go on to fund, install and operate the project on behalf of Greenvale.

With a high energy usage and over 300 people employed at the site, the project is well placed to benefit from on-site generation. Under the deal with Wind Direct, clients fix the cost of electricity for up to 10 years, with no capital outlay from themselves.

Construction is scheduled to commence at the end of 2012 after the commercial agreements have been concluded and planning conditions met. The latter includes details of construction such as ground investigations and procurement of the works.

"We have our own policy aimed at reducing the varied environmental impacts that arise from our activities, and the planned installation of the Wind Direct turbine will go a long way towards reaching our targets,"​ said a Greenvale spokesman.

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