A trio of new wind farms to add to EDF Energy Renewables’ growing number in the UK
EDF Energy Renewables (EDF ER) has achieved a UK wind farm hat trick. The company has added another three wind farms to its existing UK portfolio. Pearie Law in West Lothian, Corriemoillie in the Highlands and Beck Burn near Carlisle are all now up and running and generating electricity.
This means EDF ER now owns and operates 696 MW of wind farms across the UK which is sufficient electricity for more than 423,000, homes.
EDF Energy Renewables Chief Executive, Matthieu Hue said, “This is great news for us and we are very pleased to have an additional three wind farms to add to our portfolio.
“They will make an important contribution to the supply of low carbon electricity and will benefit the local communities too.
“We very much appreciate the support of the people living around the sites during the construction process.”
The Pearie Law wind farm has a capacity of 19.2MW and provides enough low carbon electricity to meet the needs of approximately 11,600 homes*. The community benefit fund totals £96,000 per year for the life of the wind farm.
Corriemoillie wind farm, near Garve in the Highlands has a capacity of 47.5 MW. This is enough to meet the needs of around 28,900 homes*. There is a community benefit fund of £242,250 a year available.
Beck Burn wind farm near Carlisle has a capacity of 31 MW and this is enough to meet the needs of around 18,800 homes*. The community benefit fund totals £ 155,250 a year.
EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.
It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.
EDF Energy is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. This will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy, British industry, as well as boosting skills and education. EDF Energy also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables and battery storage. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.
The company provides gas and electricity for more than 5 million customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. It offers innovative energy systems for commercial customers and digital innovation for customers at home. EDF Energy has also launched its own innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, which focuses on making customers’ lives easier.
Through its Better Energy Ambitions, EDF Energy has developed comprehensive environmental and social programmes which have been recognised by a wide range of organisations.
EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland.
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