Many years of experience in the wind industry has given Wind Estate a deep understanding of the market mechanisms which are relevant for getting a wind turbine project through the eye of the needle. At Wind Estate, the decision-making process is short and the success rate is high.
Wind power is the quickest route to clean and sustainable energy consumption
By 2030, the UK government expects 70 percent of the electricity generated in the UK to come from low-carbon sources, up from 56 percent in 2018. Wind power and in particular offshore wind power is expected to bridge the main portion of the gap until 2030.
Already now, Wind Estate is fully aware of opportunities in the wind market, meaning that we can offer a productive collaboration with all those who wish to be part of the supply of wind energy – both today and tomorrow.
Taking care of everything from idea to construction
The development of wind projects is often a complex and time-consuming process. The road from idea to construction is often long and twisting, but we have many years of experience in dealing with all phases of the project.
This is true for everything from screening suitable wind areas and the practical design of the projects all the way through to construction, operation, and cooperation with all stakeholders, such as landowners and authorities.
Our goal is to be a competent partner when you work with us. We take care of all the practical, technical and legal aspects – not least the often-long planning process.
Many aspects must be taken into account when developing wind projects. This is particularly true of the landscape, nature, animals, and people who will be impacted by the wind turbines and their operation. So the planning process includes long, open and democratic processes in which citizens and other stakeholders have the opportunity to be heard. We are a competent and experienced collaborator in this process, making sure that on the one hand laws and regulations are complied with, and on the other, that budgets and deadlines are met.
Wind Estate has the competences
Below we describe the processes as they could look from a development decision based on the individual municipality’s level of environmental ambition and up until the commissioning of the completed wind farms.
- Area and landscape considerations
- Minimum space requirements
- Other planning interests
- Optimising layout patterns
- Calculating noise, shadow casting, and energy production
- Compliance with distance to housing/urban areas
- Compliance with wind turbine technical approval
- Undertaking photo visualisations
- Project scoping and planning application
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Management of planning process
- Meetings with local planning authorities and consultees
Wind turbine delivery
- Choosing suitable wind turbines while taking into account regulatory requirements for i.e. noise, shadow casting, etc.
- Contracting with wind turbine manufacturers for the purchase of wind turbines
- Contracting with service providers for long-term service contracts
The building project
- Planning and managing construction during the construction phase, including financial management, time management, managing the work environment and site safety
- Concluding network connection agreements with the energy company
- Contracting with subcontractors of roads, foundations, and internal electricity grids
- Registering declarations/subdividing wind farms
- Ongoing cooperation with landowners