Published: 05/10/2017 08:55 - Updated: 03/10/2017 10:35

New wind farm open for visits

Ribbon cuttingA MORAY politician and pupils from a local school attended a special opening event.

Douglas Ross MP, Logie Primary children and staff, and nearby residents were invited to the opening of Logie Windfarm at Hill of Glaschyle, organised by Muirden Energy LLP.

The farm comprises 12 Enercon E-70, 2.3MW Wind Turbines with a total capacity of 27.6MW, which will produce enough annual electricity to supply 10,000 average households.  It became fully operational in March.

Muirden spokesman, Ross Gourlay, wants locals to learn more about electricity and the benefits the farm can bring to the community, including an improved link to the Dava Way and recreational access to the site.

He said: “We arranged for an exhibition of the Falconer Museum’s History of Energy exhibit at Logie Steading in conjunction with a site visit. "The kids and Douglas Ross planted native trees to mark the occasion.

Attendees enjoyed an interactive learning experience about energy and electricity.

Afterwards, everyone was shuttled up to the windfarm turbines where pupils planted trees, cut the ribbon and had the opportunity to see how they operate. 

Phoebe Dennis (8) said:  “I really enjoyed going inside the turbine. Also, making pencil wheel windmills.”

Jake Pree (8) was most interested in "learning about how much electricity is generated by wind”.

Douglas Ross MP added: “I was very pleased to hear during the visit that red lights that have resulted in complaints from local people are to be replaced with infra-red instruments.”

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