Ray wind energy project
The wind farm is an onshore project situated on the Ray Estate near Kirkwhelpington in Northumberland. The proposal for Ray Wind Farm comprises 16 turbines with a maximum turbine height of 125 metres.
The decision to consent the Ray Wind Farm, with a potential capacity of up to 56 megawatts, was announced by the Minister for Energy, Charles Hendry MP on Thursday 11th November 2010.
Vattenfall will now review the permission letter in detail before committing to a forward program for the proposal. Our project team will continue to work closely with the local community and look at opportunities to use local facilities and personnel.
A planning application for Ray Wind Farm was submitted to the Department of Trade and Industry (now Department of Energy and Climate Change) in December 2005 for 20 turbines. We then reduced the size of the project to 16 turbines in February 2008.
Vattenfall received a letter during March 2010 from the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change on Vattenfall's proposed Ray Wind Farm saying he was minded to consent the project.