Planning & Consultancy Services
Whether managing your own planning application and needing specific assistance or looking for someone to provide a “cradle to grave” wind turbine solution, Enviko has a complete range of planning and consultancy services to support your project. Below are more specific details on the services we offer.
Technical Services & Assistance
There can be many technical issues which arise during the development of a wind turbine project. This may involve alterations on layout, turbine size or hub height as the development process progresses or a requirement for assessment of noise, telecoms, aviation, shadow flicker, zone of visual influence or wind farm visualisations. Interim assessments of energy production may be required to support the feasibility of the project or to aid design decisions such as hub height selection.
The scope of the assessment depends on the stage of the project and the client’s requirements. As appropriate, it can include the following activities: contract reviews, financial modelling, economic appraisals, wind resource assessment, analysis of planning status, technical assessment, lease and way leave review, operational and performance analysis.
As a precursor to commencing any project or as a way of providing support to the client and an expert opinion on a preferred turbine location, Enviko can review existing constraints, check access and location of structures and vegetation and assess any potential impact on the turbine such as turbulence, confirm site suitability with the turbine manufacturer and provide the client with confidence that the correct decision regarding location has been made.
Feasibility study is crucial to understanding the potential of the site for wind turbine development by providing background information upon which a justified planning proposal can be formulated and implemented as well as identifying any potential project-killers, showing how these might be resolved and assessing the potential level of risk for proceeding with the project.
Wind Speed Monitoring
Enviko can either offer a complete on-site meteorology/wind mast installation, data collection and analysis package, or desk-based Virtual Met Mast solutions with modelling to ensure turbine locations are not affected by turbulence from surrounding structures. For larger wind projects, we supply and install meteorological masts up to 60m tall, along with all required instruments and data loggers.
Enviko carries out the full range of environmental studies required for the production of an Environmental Statement (ES). Assessments are prepared against the background of the statutory requirements, the Best Practice Guidelines of the British Wind Energy Association and the guidelines produced by Friends of the Earth. ES’s are carried out in full consultation with planning authorities, conservation bodies, all statutory consultees and selected non-statutory consultees.
Grid Connection ApplicationEnviko can carry out the full grid application process to DNO for connection of a wind turbine(s) to existing grid infrastructure. All work is turbine-specific and will ensure that customer acceptance of the resulting offer is not delayed
Turbine procurement is one of the most important aspects of a wind energy development. Turbines may represent up to 80% of the capital cost of a wind farm and their reliability and long-term power output are crucial to the financial performance of the project.
It is important to secure not only an acceptable price, but also the right guarantees, delivery and performance bonds and specific guarantees on aspects of performance governed by planning conditions, such as noise.
We have long-standing contacts with all the major manufacturers. Acting on behalf of owners, investors and banks, Enviko draws on years of experience to offer a comprehensive array of commercial and management services.
Whether planning, acquiring, operating, re-powering or selling a wind farm, Enviko can offer clients a range of skills and experience – from essential project services such as due diligence, through to adding value by way of project lifetime support.
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