Penny Hill

Local Planning Authority: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Postcode of nearby property: S26 3YA

Site status: Operational

Number of turbines: 6

Tip height: 132m

Electricity generation Capacity: 3.4MW per turbine, total up to c20MW

Lifetime of wind farm: 25 years plus 2 years for construction and decommissioning

History: Penny Hill Wind Farm is a fully operational wind farm. It began to generate electricity in March 2013. The Penny Hill Wind Farm is accepting new applications and the community fund has already started to make a difference in the local community.

Community fund
The Penny Hill Wind Farm Community Fund now receives £20,905.12 each year which is represented by members from each of the local parish councils eligible to apply to the fund. For more information about the Penny Hill Wind Farm Community Fund, please click here.

Before applying for a grant
Applicants MUST contact Sarah McIntyre, Fund Manager at the CDCF, before applying for a grant. Tel 0191 378 6342 or email

APPLY HERE: Grant applications have to be made on line via the County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF) website.


Penny Hill community newsletter, June 2012

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