Dennery residents asked to attend town hall meeting on proposed wind farm

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Dennery residents asked to attend town hall meeting on proposed wind farm
ENVIRONMENT Wind3...The Beinn An Tuirc wind farm on the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland, the first of what is hoped to be three such developments in Argyll by ScottishPower, which was officially opened, Monday 8 July, 2002, by Energy and Construction Minister Brian Wilson. The 21 million facility is powered by wind resources that are amongst the best in Europe. The 46 wind turbines can deliver an output of 30mw, enough to supply electricity to 25,000 homes. See PA Story ENVIRONMENT Wind. PA Photo: Ben Curtis.

ENVIRONMENT Wind3...The Beinn An Tuirc wind farm on the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland, the first of what is hoped to be three such developments in Argyll by ScottishPower, which was officially opened, Monday 8 July, 2002, by Energy and Construction Minister Brian Wilson. The  21 million facility is powered by wind resources that are amongst the best in Europe. The 46 wind turbines can deliver an output of 30mw, enough to supply electricity to 25,000 homes. See PA Story ENVIRONMENT Wind. PA Photo: Ben Curtis.

PRESS RELEASE – Dennery residents are being encouraged to attend a town hall meeting to discuss a proposed wind farm to be located near the Bordelais Correctional Facility. 

The meeting is planned for Wednesday, May 18, from 6:30pm at the Clendon Mason Secondary School.

Residents will hear from representatives of the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC), Wind Tex Energy, and the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology who are collaborating on the project. The team, which will include representatives from the Development Control Authority, will also answer questions residents have about the project.

The proposed 12 megawatt (MW) wind farm is an important component of the national thrust to use more renewable energy, to improve energy security.

In April 2015 a wind measurement tower (part of Phase 1 of the project) was erected at the proposed site to collect wind speeds and other data. LUCELEC invested in the equipment to facilitate this initial exploration. Wind Tex Energy secured the lease on the land and is contributing the technology and expertise in wind farm development.

This meeting with the residents of Dennery is to provide information on the project, and very importantly to ensure that residents’ inputs are factored into the decisions to be made in moving forward with this project.

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  1. LUCELEC will always encourage these initiatives because they will be the one distributing the power to their customers (they'll collect the money). On the other hand they keep taking businesses and individuals to court when they don't hookup to their grid and go solar and/or wind on their own.
    No entity like LUCELEC or other should be in a position to take me to task for that. Ridiculous laws.

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    • Now they don't even want individuals to do grid tie. So yes, they want to pocket all the monies. But this is why. Shareholders need to reap rewards. Government is a big share holder. Hmmmmmm. That is why they do not support grid tie systems by individuals. Cuts profits.

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  2. Windfarms are well known to cause sleeplessness, which leads to illnesses. Animals just fall down and die. Dennery, make sure they're not placed close to y'all.

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