Environment at our UK wind farms
Delivering fossil free electricity must be done in a way that protects biodiversity.
Investing in environmental research is essential to build our knowledge and understanding, protecting and improving local wildlife and habitats.
In the last five years we have invested in more than twenty five environmental research programmes. The programmes all focus on addressing key knowledge gaps vital for future deployment of fossil free electricity, as well as improving our understanding of the best ways to minimise impacts on species during the construction and operational phases of our wind farms.
Specialists in the field
Our environmental experts work out in the field at our wind farms. Each wind farm has its own bespoke monitoring and habitat management plan, developed through the planning process with input from expert groups.
This work constantly improves our understanding of the ways in which wildlife and habitats responds and adapts to wind farms, and helps to inform our research programmes.
EOWDC Science Programme
The 3 million Euro Science Programme at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre in Aberdeen.
Biodiversity at Vattenfall
Biodiversity is one of the most important environmental issues for Vattenfall. We continually work to prevent or minimise negative impacts on biodiversity.
Vattenfall is to start research into the impact of offshore wind turbines on sea birds at the EOWDC
Archaeologists analyse pre-historic seabed evidence recovered from offshore wind farm development area