|| Origin are hoping to develop two community wind turbines in Norton, South Yorkshire. The proposed scheme is
2 x 2.5 MW and a planning application is currently being finalised. The project would deliver around 13 GWh of energy each year to
the grid and raise £250,000 annually for the community. Norton Energy Community will administer the profits an behalf of the
community to invest in the environment and local sustainable businesses.
||Origin carried out a detailed feasibility study across
the Parish of Weaverthorpe in Ryedale, east Yorkshire and identified several opportunities including
wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy production that
could be taken forward by the community.
||The Parish Council of Great Houghton invited us to investigate how
the Parish might investigate routes to take advantage of renewable energy potential.
We looked at how this could be taken forward on a community ownership basis so that profits
could be returned for investment. The study found that wind, methane gas extraction and geothermal energy might be appropriatly
owned by the commmunity.
||On behalf of the Parish Council we looked at the
potential for the community of Sitlington in West Yorkshire
to get involved in generating their own energy and becoming
more sustainable. The report showed how they could use wind,
biomass, hydro and geo-thermal energy from the old mines to
achieve their goals.