Triodos Renewables to develop 8.2-MW wind farm at UK sewage facility
Oct 4, 2012 - UK company Triodos Renewables Plc yesterday unveiled a deal with Geneco, the waste-to-energy company of Wessex Water Enterprises, to build a 8.2-MW wind farm at the Bristol sewage treatment facility in Avonmouth, southwestern England.
Construction of the four-turbine wind farm is due to start at the end of the year. The electricity generated is to be sold to the national grid under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA), while the project will also gain from the sale of green certificates provided by UK energy regulator Ofgem.
This will be the ninth wind farm in Triodos Renewables' portfolio. The firm, which is managed by Netherlands-based lender Triodos Bank NV, on July 31 launched a public share offering, aiming to raise GBP 8 million (USD 12.9m/EUR 10m). It plans to invest the proceeds into the construction of onshore wind power installations to expand its portfolio, which currently includes seven operating sustainable energy projects totalling 43.3 MW.