Nature Day 1 – Rampion Wind Farm
In August members went to the Rampion Offshore windfarm in the first of two site visits offered through the programme.
Situated in the English Channel off the Sussex coast it comprises 116 wind turbines covering 70sqkm and has an installed capacity of 400 megawatts. It will generate 1,400 gigawatt hours of green power annually, reducing C02 emissions by 600,000 tonnes each year.
The group met in Brighton where they were taken out to the site by boat and enjoyed a guided tour before heading back to dry land for a working lunch and discussion about the visit.