Temple Hill Wind Farm
Since 2010, we have been investigating the possibility of a wind farm, known as Temple Hill, on land located north of Grantham, between Stubton and Brandon.
We have submitted a planning application for the five turbine proposal to South Kesteven District Council. If approved, Temple Hill wind farm could produce enough clean energy to meet the needs of approximately 7,000 average homes each year1 and inject an inward investment of approximately £4.6 million into Lincolnshire2.
The Planning application for Temple Hill Wind Farm was turned down by South Kesteven District Council on March 17th. Robin Basten, regional development manager for RWE Innogy UK, has expressed his disappointment following this refusal "At a time when clean, affordable energy and local investment are so much needed, it is sad to see this great opportunity rejected,” he said. RWE Innogy UK will now consider the findings further before deciding next steps.
1. Energy predicted to be generated by the proposal is derived using wind speeds monitored in the local area and correlating to a Meteorological Office station providing longer term data. This enables a calculation to be made to estimate the average annual energy production for the site based on 5 turbines each of rated capacity of between 2.0 and 3.0MW. The energy capture predicted and hence derived homes equivalent figures may change as further data is gathered. It should be noted that turbine models with the minimum/maximum installed capacity does not necessarily yield the lowest/highest energy output. For the Temple Hill Wind Farm a 2.3MW turbine gives the lowest energy output and a 2.5MW the highest output.
Equivalent homes supplied is based on annual electricity consumption per home of 4700 kWh. This figure is supported by recent domestic electricity consumption data available from The Digest of UK Energy Statistics and household estimates and projections from the UK Statistics Authority.
2. Figures are based on a wind farm with an installed capacity of 12.5MW and are for the 25 year lifecycle of the wind farm. The ‘Renewable UK: Onshore Wind –Direct and Wider economic impacts (2012) has been used to calculate this figure.