County Durham wind farm up and running
A wind farm able to power more than 5000 homes has started to supply the grid today (October 6).
The site on Haswell Moor, near Haswell Plough in County Durham, has been built and connected by power firm E.ON.
The wind farm features five 2MW turbines, which stand 110m tall to the tip of the blade, and are the latest move by the firm which is also due to create a community find to thank local people for putting up with disruption during the sites construction.
E.ON's construction project manager for the project, Richard Couzens, said: "All five wind turbines are now up and running and producing electricity.
"The wind farm will help displace around 11,0002 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year of its operational life, which is great news for the environment.
"In addition, we'd like to thank the local community for their patience while we transported the large parts needed to build the wind farm over the last few weeks."
Construction is also underway at E.ON's Butterwick Moor wind farm, near Sedgefield, also in County Durham and is expected to start generating power later this month.