The content on this page (in the paragraph below this, and the links below that) will be updated very shortly, meanwhile treat them as historical background to the exciting next steps PEDAL is taking with our partners Greener Leith in seeking to secure a new site for community turbines. The idea is that the two turbines being proposed for just south of Inverness can help the communities near where they will be sited, can help Portobello and Leith build resilience, and can hopefully be the start of co-operation in all sorts of other ways between these rural and urban communities. For more information see our latest (5th May 2014) news on Next Steps to New Site for Community Wind Energy Project? and see the new website PEDAL and Greener Leith have created that is dedicated to Community Turbines.
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PEDAL, in partnership with neighbouring Greener Leith, is proposing to develop a commercial scale wind turbine on land at Seafield WasteWater Treatment Works, Seafield Road, to generate electricity for sale to landowners Scottish Water or export to the National Grid. If successful, this will be the first community owned income generating wind turbine in a UK city. Depending on the size of the turbine, it could save between 400 and 2000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent each year, powering between 300 and 1300 homes. In June 2011 we had a feasibility study completed that shows the site is indeed a good one for this type of facility.