Welcome to Burton Wold Wind Farm South

** Following the recent construction of the northern extension to Burton Wold Wind Farm, research into TV and mobile phone interference is currently ongoing. If you experience diminished TV signal and/or mobile phone reception, please get in touch with Kettering Borough Council's Planning Department who are overseeing mitigation works. The Officer dealing with these matters is Ms Rebecca Collins. She can be reached on 01536 534 316 or by email at planning@kettering.gov.uk. Infinergy is not involved in either Burton Wold Wind Farm or the northern extension, only in a yet to be built southern extension. **

Burton Wold Wind Farm is going through various stages of development. The first stage started in 2005 with the construction of ten 100m tall Enercon E70 turbines. The second stage; the construction of nine 132.5m tall GE turbines to the north of the original wind farm was  completed in 2014. Infinergy obtained planning consent in 2012 for a third stage - a further five 100m tall turbines to the south, on land belonging to the neighbouring landowner. 

Redesign

Infinergy has been informed it will take until late 2016 before the southern turbines can be connected to the electricity network, due to required grid upgrades in the area. Meanwhile turbine technology has improved and we have been investigating available options to optimise renewable energy generation from the site, making better use of the specific conditions. This resulted in a revised plan for three wind turbines of 136.5m to blade tip instead of the original five of 100m high.

At their planning meeting on 10 March 2015, Kettering Borough Council's planning committee gave the revised plans for Burton Wold Wind Farm South the go ahead, following their officer's recommendation for approval. Infinergy is now moving forward by securing finance and preparing the project for construction, discharging planning conditions etc. The aim is to have the project operational by late 2016 / early 2017.   

 

Winners 2011