2018-09-24
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/pr/27985-orsted-good-energy-uk-westmost-rough-offshore-utility-output

News Release from Ørsted (Orsted)

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Good Energy and Ørsted renew offshore wind deal

Good Energy Group PLC, an established UK clean energy company, has renewed an agreement with us to source offshore wind power for its customers for a further two years.

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The agreement continues to secure Good Energy 12% of the output of the 210MW from Westermost Rough Wind Farm, representing enough renewable electricity to power more than 26,000 average homes. Westermost Rough Wind Farm is located in the North Sea 8km off the Yorkshire coast. It is operated from Ørsted’s base in Grimsby, and owned by Ørsted, the Green Investment Group (GIG) and a consortium comprising GIG, Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (MEIF5) and the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

The renewal of terms for a further two years reflects the success of the ongoing relationship between Good Energy and Ørsted as part of a wider programme to explore opportunities for further cooperation over time.

Juliet Davenport, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Good Energy, said: "This unique agreement allows us to continue to deliver offshore wind power to our customers, as a core component of our clean energy fuel mix, complementing our onshore wind, solar and biomass, and reflecting our ongoing commitment to providing 100% renewable electricity. “

"The site’s generation output has performed ahead of expectations over the past 12 months, highlighting the innovations deployed in operation of the windfarm, which is reducing the cost of wind power generation. This agreement is a great fit for Good Energy and a good outcome for both our domestic and business customers, and we are pleased to be part of the continued success story of British offshore wind, playing our part by buying power from a pioneering green investment project in Westermost Rough. Ørsted is a world leader in offshore wind power generation and shares our passion for innovation in renewable energy. We look forward to continue working together.”

Søren Scherfig, Senior Vice President and Head of Markets at Ørsted said: “‘We continue to enjoy working with Good Energy. Together, we share ambitions to create a green and climate friendly energy system. Our partnership also represents a fine opportunity for Ørsted to demonstrate that we are committed to the UK. By supplying sustainable, reliable and affordable energy we support the energy transformation within the UK.”

Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm

  • Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm, situated five miles off the Yorkshire Coast north of Hull, consists of 35 Siemens 6MW turbines, each with a tip height from sea level of 177 metres.
  • 12% of the annual output of Westermost Rough equates to 105GWh, enough to power 26,663 average homes, based on average annual UK household electricity consumption of 3,938kWh (energy consumption in the UK, 2016).
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Ørsted
Author:
Press Office
Link:
orsted.com/...
Keywords:
Ørsted, Good Energy, UK, Westmost Rough, offshore, utility, output



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