Sisters Wind Farm is a near neighbour to Ventient Energy’s North Steads site and is located on the site of a restored former open cast coal mine near Widdrington Village in Northumberland.
Widdrington, which is nearly six miles north east of Morpeth, has an interesting history dating back to the Norman era with a Grade 1 listed church and a ruined 18th century castle.
The wind farm’s turbines are rated at just over 2MW, giving the site an installed capacity of 8.2MW with the ability to generate enough energy to power 6,051 homes*.
Benefiting local communities
Sisters Wind Farm’s community benefit fund shares its administration with nearby North Steads Wind Farm and is available to applications from the areas covered by: Thirston Parish Council; East Chevington Parish Council; Widdrington Village Parish Council; Widdrington Station and Stobswood Parish Council; Tritlington and West Chevington Parish Council; Ulgham Parish Council and; Ellington and Linton Parish Council.
Although the fund has only recently been established, its priority areas have been identified through consultation with local people. It aims to help in a diverse range of areas including: advice and support for families; arts, culture and heritage projects; community activities and events; development of local amenities; education and training provision; healthy living activities; environmental projects; sport and physical activity provision. Priority is given to applications from within a 5km radius of the Sisters and North Steads Wind Farms and is aimed at a wide variety of organisations and individuals including constituted voluntary and community groups and charities; start-up social enterprises; Parish Councils and other public bodies.
- Installed capacity: 8.2MW
- Number of turbines: 4
- Turbine type: Senvion MM92
- Hub height: 80m
- Blade length: 45.2m
- Expected P50 energy yield: 24.9GWh
- Annual house-hold power equivalent: 6,051 homes*