BT signs £440m UK wind farm deals
BT has given a “vote of confidence” in wind power – signing deals worth £440m to power its UK operations.

​The long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with three wind farms in Scotland, Wales and Lancashire will secure more than 100 Megawatts (MW) of renewable energy.

The energy will be supplied from the 48-turbine Fallago Rig wind farm located 35km southeast of Edinburgh in the Scottish Borders; the new Heysham South wind farm in Lancashire; and nine-turbine Mynydd Bwllfa wind farm in South Wales.

BT will purchase 50 per cent of Fallago Rig’s output - enough to match the power consumption of its entire Scottish operations, in a deal worth around £300m over the next two decades.

Its 15-year, £100m agreement with Mynydd Bwllfa will provide enough electricity to match around 50 per cent of BT’s demand in Wales. BT has also secured a 15-year deal to purchase electricity generated by the new Heysham South wind farm in Lancashire, worth around £40m.

Rob Williams, BT’s head of energy supply, said: “These large-scale, long-term agreements are a vote of confidence in UK renewable energy and support BT’s continued commitment to securing all its electricity from renewable sources.

“They not only give us long-term price certainty, but enable us to support local economies in which we operate.”

And he added: “At BT we’re as focused on cutting our own carbon emissions as we are to providing products and services that help everyone live within the planet’s resources. We’ve reduced carbon emissions from our own operations by 25.5 per cent globally during 2013/14.

“These three agreements reinforce our commitment to make a positive contribution to society and the environment."

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