Good Energy Group has signed an agreement with DONG Energy which will see the Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier and generator source offshore wind power for its customers for the first time.
The deal secures 12% of the output of the 210MW Westermost Rough offshore wind farm operated by the Danish energy group in the North Sea, enough renewable electricity to power more than 26,000 average homes, Good Energy said.
The agreement is for an initial period of 12 months but is likely to be extended for the longer term as part of the wider co-operation between the two companies. It is also intended that the volume of power purchased by Good Energy from DONG will increase over time.
”We’re delighted to be working with DONG Energy to bring offshore wind power to our customers for the first time,” Juliet Davenport OBE, founder and chief executive of Good Energy, said.
”This agreement will help us meet ever-increasing demand for 100% renewable electricity as our customer base continues to grow. Offshore wind is a huge British success story and so we’re pleased to be playing our part by buying power from Westermost Rough.”
Søren Scherfig, Head of Trading & Portfolio Management at DONG Energy, said that the agreement with Good Energy is important because ”it’s the first time a domestic supplier in the UK will buy energy from a specific DONG Energy offshore wind farm.”