TNEI has been boosted by a number of recent appointments within its Planning & Environmental Group based in Newcastle upon Tyne and Glasgow. Niall Kelly, an experienced chartered town planning consultant, Liz Russell, a graduate planning consultant and Andrew Kinghorn, an ornithological surveyor have joined the Newcastle office. Craig Potter, a consultant specialising in EIA management and planning, has joined the Glasgow office. Both Niall and Craig bring with them a wealth of experience working in the development industry, particularly within the consultancy sector.
Gedling Borough Council have granted consent for a single 100 metres to blade tip turbine on land within the Green Belt at Stoke Bardolph Sewage Treatment Works in Nottinghamshire. The scheme was a resubmission of a previous planning application for two 132m to blade tip turbines which was refused planning permission in April 2012. TNEI were commissioned by Regeneco Ltd, on behalf of Severn Trent Water, to provide full planning and environmental consultancy services on the Severn Trent Water wind project.
TNEI’s Power Systems Team has recently started work on a Technology and Market Foresighting Study for Scottish Enterprise, with the aim of assisting Scottish Enterprise to gain a thorough understanding of the potential technologies that may be used to alleviate grid constraints and enable the continued integration of renewable energy generation onto the networks. The study will then identify those technologies that are most promising and the risks and issues associated with the technologies.
TNEI, working with PPA Energy, has recently started work on a project for RenewableUK. Led by Dr Anna Ferguson, TNEI’s Regulatory Lead, the objective of this work is to help the wind industry prepare for and capitalise on emerging and future grid connection and system operation requirements.