Crook Hill Wind Farm

 

Partnerships for Renewables is operating the 11-turbine windfarm on behalf of

owners, Crook Hill Properties Limited.

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About the project

Crook Hill Wind Farm is a 37.4MW (megawatt) windfarm on the moors north of Rochdale. The project was developed and taken through the planning process by Coronation Power, with planning permission achieved (following an appeal) in 2011. 

Coronation Power subsequently sold the Crook Hill project to Crook Hill Properties Limited in November 2013.  Crook Hill Properties appointed Partnerships for Renewables to manage the construction and operation of the windfarm.  The last few turbines were completed in early July 2015, after which a period of commissioning and testing took place before the project became fully operational in early November 2015.   

Although the original planning permission allowed for 12 turbines, only 11 have actually be built.  Seven of these are located in Rochdale MBC’s area, with four just over the county boundary in Calderdale.  Access to the site is via Landgate in Shawforth, just north of Whitworth.

The windfarm consists of 11 Senvion XM104, 3.4MW turbines, which are 73m to hub and 125m to blade tip.  The site is expected to generate over 126GWh (gigawatt hours) over the course of a year, equivalent to the annual electricity usage of over 26,000 average UK homes[1]

For any further information about the development, please contact us at community@pfr.co.uk or by calling 0800 731 7395

[1] The most recently available data from BEIS show that in 2016, average annual domestic electricity consumption in the UK was 3,938kWh (kilowatt hours) per household

Last updated on: 2/1/2017