The development of wind power is part of the energy transition both locally and nationally. Here you can find more facts about wind power plants and Davvi wind farm.
Increased power production leads to lower electricity prices. Additionally, electricity prices for residents in Lebesby will be very low since the municipality has negotiated an electricity price of 10 øre per kilowatt-hour for its
residents throughout the wind farm's lifespan (private households).
Microplastics are a minimal issue for the modern wind power plants we have in Norway. Microplastics from today's wind turbines account for 0.002% of the annual microplastic emissions. The largest sources of emissions are tire wear (58%) and rubber granules used on artificial turf fields (17%).
Wind turbines are composed of various materials, including plastic and epoxy paint. The blades are the part of a wind turbine most susceptible to wear and are exclusively made of fiberglass, epoxy adhesive, and occasionally carbon fiber. In total, a larger turbine will have a maximum of 150 grams 'worn away' over the course of a year.
Currently, wind turbines have a recycling rate of 85 percent, but the industry is continually developing new solutions to further increase the recycling rate.
Is it really necessary to build wind farms in pristine nature? Can't they simply be located in already established industrial areas?
In order to transition to replacing fossil energy with renewable alternatives, it must be profitable to opt for renewable solutions. Finnmark excels on a world-class level when it comes to wind, making wind power profitable and internationally competitive for this region.
We are facing two global crises ahead, the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis. The climate crisis will require the use of new areas to phase out fossil energy sources. The biodiversity crisis demands that we utilize areas with the lowest valuable nature. Sometimes, these areas may be around established industrial zones, but not always. At times, it may involve pristine nature. That's why one must assess valuable nature (biodiversity) as the primary factor, not untouched nature.
If one agrees in principle that the world needs more renewable energy, the discussion should focus on how to achieve this in a way that maximizes power production based on the area utilized, with as few drawbacks in the form of interference in valuable natural areas. Davvi is an area identified as a site that can provide a high degree of utilization for efficient power production. The lost natural value is low compared to many other places due to its low biodiversity. At the same time, we understand that there are strong emotions involved in making such a significant change in an untouched area. The developer aims to maintain good dialogue so that we can find suitable solutions together.
For Grenselandet, it has been crucial to place the wind farm
in an area where coexistence with reindeer husbandry is possible.
We recognize that reindeer husbandry has an inherited right of use,
and even though we believe we can coexist well some adjustments
must be made. Therefore, through agreements and a unilateral declaration,
we have committed ourselves to compensate for this. Such an agreement/declaration will follow the entire lifespan of the wind farm.
For Grenselandet har det vært avgjørende å legge vindparken til et område hvor sameksistens med reindriften er mulig. Vi anerkjenner at reindrifta har en nedarvet bruksrett,og selv om vi mener vi kan leve godt i sameksistens må det gjøres noen tilpasninger. Derfor har vi gjennom avtaler og en ensidig erklæring forpliktet oss til å kompensere for dette. En slik avtale/erklæring vil følge hele parkens levetid.