25 September 2007 09:25
All systems go for E.ON UK’s first Cambridgeshire wind farm
E.ON UK, one of the country's leading green generators, has today (SEPT 25) announced that its Stag's Holt Wind Farm has come on line, producing enough renewable power for around 9,000 homes a year.
The nine turbines at the 18MW wind farm, which is located near March in Cambridgeshire, have each completed a 10-day test run.
Adrian Chatterton, head of construction for E.ON UK, said: "We're delighted to announce that the wind farm is now fully operational and generating clean, green renewable energy.
"The team has worked very hard to get the project up and running and we're confident that Stag's Holt will make an important contribution to the Government's challenging renewable energy targets."
Construction on Stag's Holt began last autumn. The scheme is expected to displace the emission of 20,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
E.ON is one of the leading green generators in the UK, with 21 wind farms located from Cornwall to Northern Ireland.
Notes to editors:
- E.ON burn biomass material mixed with coal in two of its power stations and is currently building the UK's largest dedicated biomass power station at Lockerbie;
- E.ON UK's renewable portfolio generates enough power to cater for the domestic electricity needs of a city the size of Manchester.
For more information contact:
Jamee Majid on 024 7618 3679
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