Published: 01 March 2019 01 March 2019
Ørsted has signed a long-term agreement with Northumbrian Water that will see the water company take almost a third of its renewable energy demand from Race Bank offshore wind farm.
The 10-year deal is the first Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) of its kind in the UK and is an expansion of a renewable electricity supply agreement between the companies, which started in April 2018. From March 1, 2019, Northumbrian Water will source 30% of its renewable electricity directly from the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, off the coast of Norfolk. The Corporate PPA will deliver approximately 100GWh per year of renewable electricity. Under the agreement Ørsted will also provide a balancing service of the wind output so that the electricity can be delivered to Northumbrian Water under their existing supply agreement. Race Bank Offshore Wind farm is capable of generating up to 573MW of green electricity from its 91 Siemens Gamesa 6MW wind turbines. With the corporate PPA, Northumbrian Water will purchase approx. 100GWh a year for 10 years from Race Bank.