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Northern Ireland Environment Agency – SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR WINDFARM PROPOSALS

Posted on: March 9th, 2012

Northern Ireland Environment Agency November 2011 BAT SURVEY – SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR WINDFARM PROPOSALS Bats are afforded a high level of strict protection under The Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 as amended. On assessing your application NIEA …]
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Grid Code 2010

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

NORTHERN IRELAND ELECTRICITY PLC DISTRIBUTION CODE 1 MAY 2010   Introduction 1 The Distribution Code is designed to permit the development, maintenance and operation of an efficient, co-ordinated and economical Distribution System and generally to facilitate competition in the generation …]
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Leasing Payment Amount

Posted on: January 15th, 2012

There are only certain amounts of rent that can be paid for a wind power project and most companies are currently offering approximately the same amount. This figure is usually determined by the size of the project.  The reason the rental amount being offered …]
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Wind Speed Measurement: Anemometers

Posted on: December 3rd, 2011

The measurement of wind speeds is usually done using a cup anemometer, such as the one in the picture to the left. The cup anemometer has a vertical axis and three cups which capture the wind. The number of revolutions …]
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Instrumentation

Posted on: December 3rd, 2011

Sensors: A crucial factor for precise measuring is the correct choice of sensors. For wind measurement, only anemometers according to IEC 61400 – recommended: category – should be used. The anemometers must be calibrated by a specialised institute in accordance with …]
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Weibull Distribution

Posted on: December 3rd, 2011

The General Pattern of Wind Speed Variations It is very important for the wind industry to be able to describe the variation of wind speeds. Turbine designers need the information to optimise the design of their turbines, so as to …]
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Bat Survey – Specific Requirements For Windfarm Proposals

Posted on: December 3rd, 2011

Bats are afforded a high level of strict protection under The Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 as amended. On assessing your application NIEA consider that there is reasonable likelihood of bats being present on the proposed site. …]
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Bat surveys – NIEA Specific Requirements

Posted on: December 3rd, 2011

Bats are afforded a high level of strict protection under The Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 as amended. On assessing your application NIEA consider that there is reasonable likelihood of bats being present on the proposed site. …]
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Finding a Suitable Turbine – What Questions You Need Answers For

Posted on: December 3rd, 2011

Detailed information on the manufacturer Turbine specification and component description Manufacturing and supply chain capabilities Lead time on turbine and lead time on spare parts Service and Support Capabilities Certification Status Grid Code Compliance Power performance / Measured power curve Operational experience/data

Advice on Wind Monitoring

Posted on: November 24th, 2011

Wind Monitoring It is essential to measure the wind speed as near to the hub height of the proposed turbine as possible.  If ‘best practice’ of a hub height mast is not followed, then a reasonable compromise is to ensure …]
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