Wind Energy Seminar - Glasgow
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM, 3 September 2013
Wind Energy Seminars and Wind Farm Visits for planners and Councillors
Wind Energy Seminars 2013
This summer RenewableUK and partners held a series of FREE Wind Energy Seminars across the UK. These events were held exclusively for local authority planners, councillors and representatives from statutory agencies. They were designed to inform participants about the key drivers and benefits of wind energy development and explored noise and visual impact. For the first time Offshore Wind Energy was discussed at a number of these seminars.
Participants left these events with an increased knowledge of the range of considerations involved in the planning and development of wind energy projects and the drivers for renewable energy deployment. They also came away with a greater awareness of the true nature of wind energy technology, and the facts associated with its development.
For all Wind Energy Seminar enquiries please contact RenewableUK’s Events Co-ordinator:
+44 (0)20 7901 3000
We held the seminar at Glasgow Science Centre and as part of the day's programme visited the nearby Whitelee Wind Farm.
|Wind Energy Seminar in Glasgow — Tuesday 3 September|
|9.00–9.30||Registration & welcome coffee/tea|
Wind Energy: Policy, Benefits & Noise
Visual and Cumulative Impacts
Landscape & Visual
|12.45–15.00||Lunch and Wind Farm visit
A visit to Whitelee Wind Farm for attendees to see first-hand an operating wind farm and allow them to learn more about the operational aspects of the technology from site managers. Coaches will transport delegates to and from the wind farm.
A workshop exploring the development process from a range of perspectives, balancing the various economic, social and environmental issues facing developers, decision makers, consultees and other stakeholders in developing wind projects.
Offshore Wind Energy
Wind Farm Visit
Whitelee Wind Farm is owned by ScottishPower Renewables and can power up to 300,000 homes from its 215 turbines which are able to generate up to 539 MW of electricity.
The wind farm began generating electricity in 2009 and since then has carried out a 75 turbine extension which makes Whitelee the UK’s largest onshore wind farm.
After lunch delegates were taken to Whitelee to see first hand an operating wind farm.