BT drives renewables plan with new windfarm in Northumberland

British renewable energy company RES has signed an agreement with telecommunications provider BT to develop a new wind farm in Northumberland.


Continue Reading

Login or register for unlimited FREE access.

Login Register

BT is one of the UK’s top-10 electricity consumers, using approximately 0.7% of the UK’s total consumption, and is currently one of country’s largest purchasers of green electricity.

The agreement means that RES will now take responsibility for producing a full planning application.

Initial scoping has begun and details about the size and layout of the development will be made available to the local community as part of a comprehensive public consultation.

Both companies had previously identified the site, situated approximately 10km North West of Morpeth, as being suitable for a wind farm development.

BT intends to produce 250 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity by 2016, equivalent to around 25% of the company’s current needs.

Conor McGlone

© Faversham House Ltd 2022 edie news articles may be copied or forwarded for individual use only. No other reproduction or distribution is permitted without prior written consent.

Action inspires action. Stay ahead of the curve with sustainability and energy newsletters from edie

Subscribe