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EDF signs 7-year PPA with onshore wind farm in Scotland

By EDF | Posted August 21, 2023
  • EDF has signed a 7-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the North Kyle onshore wind farm project located in East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Developer Brockwell Energy secured a Contract for Difference (CfD) in allocation round 4 (AR4) for the project
  • The wind farm has a capacity of 220.5MW and is expected to bring 630GWh of clean renewable energy to 217,000 homes each year
  • EDF will be offtaking 100% of this renewable energy under the PPA

EDF has signed a seven-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with developer Brockwell Energy to purchase renewable energy from North Kyle onshore wind farm, which is currently under construction in East Ayrshire, Scotland.

As part of the agreement EDF will offtake 100% of the renewable wind energy produced by the 220.5MW wind farm once the site becomes commercially operational in early 2025.

Once complete, the wind farm will be capable of delivering approximately 630GWh of clean, green renewable energy each year. This is equivalent to powering 217,000 homes and represents a significant contribution to Scottish Government’s targets for renewable energy.

The North Kyle onshore wind farm is to be built on or around a former coal mining site. This will help to deliver investment and regeneration benefits into the area. An important consideration in the project creation was to provide additional funding to assist with the restoration of the former mining site, improve public access and provide a truly ground-breaking community benefit programme.

Tom Abbott, Head of PPA at EDF said: “It's great to be definitively helping Britain achieve Net Zero through this PPA agreement, which will bring new renewables onto our grid via this new onshore wind farm in Scotland. We are delighted to be offtaking 100% of the renewable wind power from North Kyle, demonstrating EDF’s expertise in offering all types of PPA. Particularly in this case with a project that received a CfD, and our commitment to supporting new renewable projects.”

David Surtees, Commercial Manager at Brockwell Energy commented: “EDF has been a great counterparty to deal with. We set ourselves tight deadlines for closing the project and the EDF team was supportive and responsive throughout the process. EDF’s deep expertise in structuring PPA’s for renewable projects helped us to quickly get an optimal solution that addressed the needs of equity and debt providers.”

EDF is not only Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity, but also offtakes the most renewable electricity of any energy supplier in the country under PPA contracts.[1]

Brockwell Energy Limited was formed in 2017 to raise investment capital to develop an £800 million portfolio of energy projects, predominantly in Scotland, on and around former coal mining sites. North Kyle is Brockwell Energy’s largest onshore wind farm in the UK.

[1] Cornwall Insight PPA Market Share report February 2023

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Notes to Editors:

About EDF

EDF is helping Britain achieve Net Zero by leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission, electric future and tackling climate change. It is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity(1) and supplies millions of customers with electricity and gas.

It generates low carbon electricity from five nuclear power stations and more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms.

EDF is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and there are advanced plans for a replica at Sizewell C in Suffolk. Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C will provide low carbon electricity to meet 14% of UK demand and power around 12 million homes.

EDF is one of the UK’s largest investors in renewables, with more than 1GW of renewable generation in operation and over 5GW in construction, planning and development across a range of technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar and battery storage. We are constructing our largest offshore wind farm in Britain – the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe project in Scotland.

EDF is helping its customers, both in business and at home, take their first steps to sustainably powering their lives. Whether it is buying an electric car, generating and storing electricity, selling energy back to the grid or installing a heat pump. EDF is one of the largest suppliers to British business and a leading supplier of innovative energy solutions that are helping businesses become more energy independent. In addition, the company’s energy services business, Imtech, is one of the largest technical service providers in the UK and Ireland.

EDF is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 11,000 people at locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

 

About North Kyle

North Kyle wind project is a 49 turbine, 220.5MW, wind farm in East Ayrshire. In addition to the generation of renewable energy, the North Kyle project has been developed from the outset to provide a catalyst for the restoration of the abandoned former Chalmerston coal mining complex and the regeneration of the local communities surrounding the coal complex. The project was structured and funded to provide a uniquely rich package of community benefit funding from financial close to the end of operations. The project has been the catalyst for the formation of the Nine Community Council Group (“9CCG”). The 9CCG has been set up to empower local communities to decide how and where the community benefit funding is used across the local area.

 

About Brockwell Energy

Brockwell Energy Limited, headquartered in Edinburgh, was formed in 2017 to develop an £800 million portfolio of energy projects, predominantly in Scotland, on and around former coal mining sites. North Kyle is Brockwell Energy’s largest onshore wind farm in the UK.

 

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