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Helped by wind power

By West Briton  |  Posted: August 22, 2013

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TWO new wind turbines are to be built near Grampound that will help generate thousands of pounds for local groups.

The turbines, set to be built on the Garlenick estate, will create about £15,000 a year to benefit Grampound and the surrounding area. Measuring 110m the turbines will be built on private land.

Councillor Dean Jenkins, chairman of Grampound with Creed Parish Council, said: "It is more money per year than our precept invested back into the local community. We are going to allocate an advisory group to decide how best the money should be spent."

Airvolution is the company responsible for building the turbines and they will take the profit from them. It was agreed that a community fund would be set up to give cash back to the locality. "It is really for helping towards the benefit of Grampound," said Mr Jenkins.

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  • Froggy  |  August 24 2013, 11:54PM

    So they think people haven't cottoned on that all they are doing is giving people a fraction of their own money back that has been taken by force in green taxes on energy bills?, This is akin to being happy with the outcome of being robbed because the mugger said sorry to you before running off with your wallet!, The term "Snake oil salesmen" covers these Airvolution tricksters to a tee & yet the Councillor has fallen for it hook line & sinker, For goodness sake Dean Jenkins wake up & smell the coffee.

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  • johndavies  |  August 24 2013, 12:02AM

    At 110m they are probably 2 or 3 MW machines – assume 2.5MW x 2 = 5MW windfarm. There is a 5MW windfarm at St Breock Windfarm Wadebridge According to OFGEM figs their income between Jun 2012 to May 2013 = £ 1,022,573.09 See- http://tinyurl.com/m32tujv So Airvolution is set to receive per yr approx £1,000,000 & will pay out just £15,000 That's only 1.5% of income from this site !! Community Benefit …..I don't think so, it's a classic Ponzi SCAM. (google it)

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