Wind for utilities

Hedging against rising electricity costs

Increasingly, utility and industrial users are turning to on-site wind energy installations as a means of supporting energy-intensive operations. In doing so, these high-energy users are able to visibly reduce their carbon footprint and can benefit from significantly lower energy costs than retail electricity prices.

As the cost of wind energy continues to fall and electricity prices continue to increase in the coming years, the long-term hedge provided by self-consumption will become even more significant and on-site wind energy will provide early adopters with a key competitive advantage.

With over three decades of medium and large-scale wind development experience, Dulas helps utilities throughout the installation process, from early-stage planning and site assessment to the choice of turbine, grid connection and long-term financial yield modelling.

Wind development for utilities
wind for utilities

Site assessment and planning pack

If you are planning an on-site installation, Dulas offers a comprehensive site assessment and planning pack for 50kW-100kW single or multiple turbine sites. The service is designed to provide all of the important information you need to make an informed decision. Our package includes:

  • A site visit from an experienced Dulas engineer
  • Detailed analysis of the wind resource and advice on long-term wind monitoring options
  • Advice on which turbine to choose and where to site it
  • An assessment of environmental, telecommunications, military and grid connection considerations
  • Long-term energy yield and financial return predictions

 

In order to give you the best chance of success with your planning proposal, the planning pack also includes site location details, a site plan, block plan, turbine elevation and zone of theoretical visibility. In addition, the report will supply wireframes for use in a photomontage, a noise map and predicted noise at nearby dwellings.

Planning a turbine installation?

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