Residents’ TV signals impacted by turbines

Some of the Infinis Energy turbines, near Widdrington.
Some of the Infinis Energy turbines, near Widdrington.

New wind turbines are affecting the television reception of nearby residents, but work is taking place to rectify the problem.

Infinis Energy has recently constructed the nine-turbine North Steads Wind Farm, at Maiden’s Hall and Steadsburn, as well as the neighbouring four-windmill scheme known as the Sisters Wind Farm, near Widdrington Village.

But, since the schemes went operational, local residents have complained about their television signals deteriorating.

The issues are being caused primarily by the North Steads development, but some households may be affected by the Sisters project. Infinis has vowed to resolve the problems.

Project manager Richard Buckland said: “Once we were made aware of the deterioration in television reception, we appointed independent consultants to carry out a TV signal survey.

“This has been completed and the results indicate that a number of properties, primarily in and around the Hadston area, have seen a disturbance in television reception as a result of the newly-operational turbines.

“We apologise to those that have been affected. We are aiming to rectify the issue as soon as possible and have commissioned a local company to help us manage this work.”

Anyone in the area who feels their TV disruption is related to the Infinis windfarms and has not registered the problem can email alda.forbes@infinis.com or call 0131 2432393. Give your name, address, contact number and details of the issues being experienced.