One of our key climate commitments is to invest in around 1,000 MW of renewable UK energy production over the next five years.
Our wind farms will play an important role in achieving these targets and will help lead the way in providing low-carbon energy for current and future generations.
We currently own and run 20 onshore wind farms in the beautiful, rugged countryside of northeast England.
Kirkheaton wind farm is located close to the village of Kirkheaton in Northumberland. It has an installed capacity of 1.8 MW and started work in May 2000. High Hedley Hope wind farm is close to the village of Tow Law in County Durham and boasts turbine hub heights of 46m and rotor diameters of 50m.
We are also developing Teesside Offshore Wind, which has been given the green light by the Department of Business, Enterprise, and Regulatory Reform (BERR). The proposed location is 1.5km from the coast, between the mouth of the River Tees and the town of Redcar, Teesside. There will be 30 turbines, which will be able to generate green electricity for approximately 60,000 homes.
Teesside Offshore Wind will help support the UK's target to get 10% of all electricity generation from renewable sources by 2010.