Wind Farm Life Extensions
What are we doing?
Banks Renewables is planning to submit an application to extend the lifetime of our Kype Muir and Middle Muir Wind Farms in Scotland for up to 15 years. Planning applications have been submitted for Marr, Hazlehead, Lambs Hill, Moor House and Hook Moor Wind Farms in England for the same time period. Armistead Wind Farm in Cumbria was granted a 15 year lifetime extension in February 2023 and Penny Hill Wind Farm in Rotherham was granted a 15 year extension in June 2023.
Life extensions allow these projects to remain operational for longer, under the same conditions as they operate today.
Why are we doing this?
As we continue to learn more about the existing technology on our wind farms, we are able to make better estimates lifespan based on the real word experience of operating them. The current technology is now expected to continue to operate at a safe and efficient level for longer than original estimates predicted, and allowing them to remain in the ground is beneficial from an environmental perspective.