Blades of Eye wind turbines now turning
Wind farm starts delivering renewable energy to the grid
25-03-2013 | Triodos Renewables PLC's Eye wind farm has started to deliver green electricity to the national grid. The project is located on an industrial site in Eye, Suffolk and is the ninth project of the Triodos Renewables portfolio to be connected to the grid.
The site will generate sufficient green electricity to meet the power needs of the equivalent of 2830* homes. Part of the energy from the turbines will be bought by the Roy Humphrey Group, which hosts the turbines. The project will meet 80% of the Roy Humphrey's groups demand at the site, providing them with competitively priced green energy.
"We are very pleased to commence generating at our ninth site. With Eye's inclusion Triodos Renewables now operates sufficient renewable capacity to meet the home equivalent of 28,000 homes."
Matthew Clayton, Managing Director Triodos Renewables
Commenting on today's announcement, Triodos Renewables Managing Director Matthew Clayton says "This year will be another exciting year for Triodos Renewables. Eye is the first project of three planned additions to our portfolio, increasing our capacity by 41%.
"The commissioning of the Eye is a significant milestone which has been made possible by, amongst others, our host Roy Humphreys Group, the developers Wind Direct and local civil contractor RJ Carters. We are delighted to be adding a further brownfield site to Triodos Renewables' porfolio "
Notes to editors
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About Triodos Renewables Plc
Triodos Renewables is a UK public limited company, with more than 5,000 investors who we believe want their money to make a practical difference in the fight against climate change, and who we believe recognise the long-term business potential of renewable energy.
It works with partners to develop and acquire projects, and invest in innovative companies in the sustainable energy sector. Its portfolio includes seven operating sustainable energy projects with a total capacity of 46MW producing enough clean, green renewable energy for the equivalent of more than 28,000 homes*.
Triodos Renewables has invested in a number of wind farm projects, such as the Haverigg II Wind Farm in Cumbria, a re-powering wind farm project at Caton Moor in Lancashire, a single wind turbine in the Orkneys, and the Beochlich hydro-electric project in Loch Awe, Argyllshire.
Triodos Renewables is managed by Triodos Bank NV. Triodos Renewables is a trading name of Triodos Renewables plc.
*Estimate based on assumed industry standard of 4.7 MWh per home as supported by an Advertising Standards Authority adjudication (October 2009: West coast Energy Ltd) and used by RenewableUK, the UK energy association