ESB Wind Energy in the UK

West Durham

The West Durham Wind Farm is located near Tow Law in County Durham, in the north east of England.

The ​wind farm features 12 turbines with a combined generating capacity of 24 MW. It can generate enough renewable electricity to power around 15,300 households a year.

Each year, the operation of the West Durham wind farm off-sets the emission of more than 65,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂). This is equivalent to removing in excess of 17,400 cars from the road.

Fullabrook

The Fullabrook Wind Farm is located near the Hartland Point peninsula between Barnstaple and llfracombe in North Devon in the south west of England. The wind farm was the biggest in the UK at the time of its construction, and is still considered one of the biggest today.

The wind farm features 22 turbines with a combined generating capacity of 66 MW. It can generate enough renewable electricity to power around 42,100 households a year, which equals to some 30% of Devon.

Each year, the operation of Fullabrook Wind Farm saves more than 180,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), the per capita foot print of 14,700 people.

Mynydd y Betws

The Mynydd y Betws Wind Farm is located atop Betws Mountain situated on the border between Swansea and Carmarthenshire in South Wales. The steep-sided plateau, with a maximum elevation of 341m, is the highest mountain in Swansea.

The wind farm features 15 turbines with a combined generating capacity of 34.5 MW. It can generate enough renewable electricity to power around 22,425 households a year, which equates to some 28% of Carmarthenshire.

Each year, the operation of Mynydd y Betws Wind Farm off-sets the emission of more than 94,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), going towards minimising the environmental impact of ‘Betws New Drift Coal Mine’ which occupied the area for nearly 30 years prior.