Wind Energy Plants in England - South & East

Blood Hill
Location: Norfolk
Operator: E.ON UK Renewables
Configuration: 10 X 225-kW V27
Operation: 1992
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: This wind farm in West Somerset was developed and built by Econet Ltd and sold to E.ON. It took less than 4mos to construct.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON UK
Posted 17 Apr 2010

Carland Cross Phase I
Location: Cornwall
Operator: ScottishPower Renewables
Configuration: 15 X 400-kW WD34
Operation: 1992
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: This was one of the oldest full-size wind farms in the UK. The site is located between Newquay and Truro. In Dec 2012, construction got underway on a 10-turbine repowering of the site.

Photograph courtesy of Iberdrola
Posted 2 Jun 2013

Delabole
Location: Cornwall
Operator: Good Energy Group plc
Configuration: 10 X 400-kW WD34
Operation: 1991
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: Wind Energy Group
Quick facts: Delabole Wind Farm in North Cornwall was the first commercial wind farm in the UK, developed and built by Peter and Marin Edwards. The project requied 3mos of construction and 1mo of commissioning. These WTGs had 31m towers with 34m rotor diameters. Good Energy bought the wind farm in 2002 and has owned and operated it ever since

Photograph courtesy of skying-blog.blogspot.com
Posted 23 Dec 2016

Delabole Repower
Location: Cornwall
Operator: Good Energy Group plc
Configuration: 4 X 2.3-MW E-70
Operation: 2011
WTG supplier: Enercon
Quick facts: In Aug 2010, the original Vestas machines at Delaboe were decommissioned and an £11.8mn repowering was completed in Feb 2011 with four new WTGs. These have 98m towers with 71m rotor diameters. Actual production in 2014 was 25 GWh and Delabole's total power production to date is 340 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of skying-blog.blogspot.com
Posted 23 Dec 2016

Garlenick Estate
Location: Cornwall
Operator: Airvolution Energy Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 2-MW V90
Operation: 2014
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: Raymond Brown Construction
Quick facts: This project near Grampound was approved in Feb 2013 and completed in Dec 2014.

Photograph courtesy of Raymond Brown Construction Ltd
Posted 8 Mar 2015

Goonhilly Downs
Location: Cornwall
Operator: Cornwall Light & Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 14 X 400-kW WD34
Operation: 1993
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: This site is on the Lizard Peninsula. The turbines are on 32m towers.

Photograph courtesy of Cornwall Light & Power
Posted 16 Jul 2008

 
Stags Holt
Location: Cambridgeshire
Operator: E.ON UK Renewables
Configuration: 9 X 2-MW V80
Operation: 2007
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: This wind farm was completed in Sep 2007 after about 1yr of construction.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON UK
Posted 14 Nov 2007

St Breock
Location: Cornwall
Operator: E.ON UK Renewables
Configuration: 11 X 500-kW
Operation: 1994
WTG supplier: Bonus
Quick facts: St Breock wind farm is located on St Breock Downs 3km south of Wadebridge. The wind turbines are on a ridge approximately 200m above sea level and adjacent to several ancient monuments, including the St Breock Downs monolith.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON UK
Posted 28 Dec 2006

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 23-Dec-2016

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