Ørsted has signed a long-term agreement with Northumbrian Water that will see the water company take almost a third of its renewable energy demand from Race Bank offshore wind farm.
The 10-year deal is the first Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) of its kind in the UK and is an expansion of a renewable electricity supply agreement between the companies, which started in April 2018.
From 1 March 2019, Northumbrian Water will source 30% of its renewable electricity directly from the Race Bank offshore wind farm, off the coast of Norfolk. The move further drives the company’s sustainable and renewable energy strategy, building upon its existing solar, hydro, gas to grid and advanced anaerobic digestion power generation.
The corporate PPA will deliver approximately 100GWh per year of renewable electricity from the offshore wind farm to Northumbrian Water consumption sites in the North East, Essex and Suffolk, amounting to approximately 1TWh across the term.
As well as supporting the growth of Northumbrian Water’s renewable energy activity, the agreement will help drive down Northumbrian Water’s costs of operation through a long-term fixed price for electricity.’ Click here to read more