Swedish energy company, Vattenfall, has started to construct its 16 turbine Ray Wind Farm in Northumberland. The scheme on the Ray Estate, near Kirkwhelpington, will have a 54.4 megawatt (MW) generating capacity. This is enough to meet the annual electricity demands of over 30,000 UK homes.
Ray Wind Farm will cost £90 million and become operational in early 2017. Reported by ITV news, Vattenfall’s construction manager Paul Nickless said that local residents would be kept informed of construction activity during the 18-month build time .
Up to date information is not the only thing that local residents can look forward to. The plan for the scheme involves the Swedish company injecting around £250,000 annually, into a 20-year community fund. How and where the money will be spent will be determined after a five-month consultation period with residents .
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 Work to begin soon on £90 million wind farm in Northumberland, ITV news. (Last accessed 01/09/2015)
 Vattenfall’s Ray Wind Farm to invest £5million in local causes, Your Project News. (Last accessed 01/09/2015)