Wind measurement mast damaged in Blanzay
La Nouvelle République, 6 August 2020 (extract)
The Blanzay wind farm project continues to be talked about: a wind measurement mast was set on fire in a field in La Chassagne in the night of July 30 to 31. This had just been installed in a field located in the eastern zone of the Blanzeen wind farm, in La Chassagne, the initiative of the Volkswind company.
A controversial wind project
The SAS Wind Farm of Blanzay was authorized, by prefectural decree dated 16 October 2019, to install and operate a wind farm on the land of the municipality of Blanzay. The pilot report of the Blanzay wind farm, established following the February 12 meeting 2020, provided for the erection of a wind measurement mast in the summer of 2020. It was further specified that “the measurement data of wind over a full year will help refine production forecasts of the park within the framework of the bank financing of the project”.
Shortly after its installation, during the night of July 30 to 31, a tyre at the foot of the pylon was set on fire and the flames blackened the base of the metal edifice.
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