We're powering UK digital growth with Scottish wind farm deals
21 April 2017
We’ve signed a new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) worth £185m, over 15 years, with a Scottish wind farm to further support the provision of new renewable energy in the UK.
Thirteen wind turbines at Stroupster, in the far North of Scotland, now provide us with 100 Gigawatt (GW) hours per year.
We now have agreements with four windfarms in the UK, including Fallago Rig in the Scottish Borders, helping to power the country’s demand for digital services. We’ve reduced our carbon emissions from our operations every year since 2008 and we continue to work hard to reduce our energy consumption.
Rob Williams, BT General Manager of power procurement, said the significant PPA at Stroupster underpinned our long-term commitment to renewable energy.
“We’re a green energy pioneer and we have been purchasing 100 per cent renewable energy in the UK since 2012. By 2020 we aim to be purchasing 100 per cent renewable electricity worldwide, so soon all of our power will come from sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat wherever we operate across the globe - where markets allow. We hope our commitment to renewable energy will encourage more consumers and businesses to make the move towards renewable energy.”
The 100 Gigawatt (GW) Stroupster Wind Farm joins Fallago Rig as our second wind farm supply in Scotland. The Stroupster wind farm was constructed by BayWa. We also make use of a wind farm at Mynydd Bwllfa in Wales, which powers half of our energy requirements in Wales, and a wind farm in Lancashire in England.