UK-based renewables firm Good Energy Group has launched a wind planning consultation regarding its plans to upgrade its Delabole wind farm in Cornwall by replacing the original turbines with modern, more efficient ones that will be capable of generating up to three times more electricity.

At present, the Delabole facility has 10 400KW wind turbines, generating on average of 10,000MWh per year, which is sufficient to supply the equivalent domestic energy needs of 3,000 homes annually. The so-called repowering initiative is part of the company’s plans to enhance its position in the renewable power generation segment.

Good Energy said that consultations are currently taking place with the North Cornwall District Council and that scientific studies are underway to plan the most efficient and least disruptive model for the proposed repowering.

The company’s board will be seeking planning permission towards the end of the year, once the consultation is satisfied that the most appropriate solution has been identified. The anticipated timescale of the repowering is expected to take two to three years to completion.

Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy, said: Today’s news marks the next step in the company’s drive to engage with the wider community and its customer base in energy delivery and energy use. Good Energy Group is committed to developing sustainable energy solutions for the future.

Good Energy is hosting the third Delabole wind fair, where the consultation will be launched, on August 18, 2007. The wind fair celebrates renewable energy and sustainable living. More than 40 organizations involved in eco-living and green energy will exhibit to the 4,000 expected visitors.