The wind farm project at Fäbodliden is situated 20 km east of Vindeln. The closest villages are Kamsjön in the north and Risliden to the south.
Land agreements were signed with the four privately owned properties at the end of 2008. An EIS and consultation process was initiated and an environmental permit application was submitted to the County Board of Västerbotten at the beginning of 2010. After a consultation process the County Board approved the project in 2011 and the wind farm was finally consented without any appeals.
A wind mast was erected at the end of 2010 and the ongoing anemometry data shows that the site has sufficient wind resource to make the wind farm economic.
A grid agreement with Vattenfall Eldistribution for grid connection was signed at the end 2011.
In 2013 Fred. Olsen Renewables AB to the County Board of Västerbotten applied for a change in maximum height, due to the rapid development in turbine technology. The County Board approved the application without any appeals.
Clear cutting for roads and crane pads started in March 2014. Jemtska AB, civil and electro contractor, assembled at site in August 2015 for constructions of the windfarm and internal grid. The parts of the windmills; turbines, nacelle, towers and wings was delivered to Umeå port in the beginning of August 2015 and today the first windmill is up and running, producing electricity delivered to the grid. The Fäbodliden wind farm went fully operational in January 2016.