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Dong does a deal for percentage of Westermost Rough electricity

A BRITISH company has agreed to buy a significant percentage of the electricity generated by Dong Energy's Westermost Rough offshore wind farm.

Dong does a deal for percentage of Westermost Rough electricity

The Danish giant, that operates and maintains the wind farm out of Grimsby, has forged a partnership with Wiltshire-based Good Energy.

The deal secures 12 per cent of the output of the 210MW farm - enough renewable electricity to power more than 26,000 average homes.

The agreement is for an initial period of 12 months but is likely to be extended for the longer term as part of the wider co-operation between the two companies. It is also intended that the volume of power purchased by Good Energy from Dong will increase over time.

Juliet Davenport OBE, pictured, founder and chief executive of Good Energy, said: "We’re delighted to be working with Dong Energy to bring offshore wind power to our customers for the first time.

"This agreement will help us meet ever-increasing demand for 100 per cent renewable electricity as our customer base continues to grow.

"Offshore wind is a huge British success story and so we’re pleased to be playing our part by buying power from Westermost Rough. Offshore wind will complement the other renewable technologies in our energy mix, such as onshore wind and solar, so this agreement is a great fit for Good Energy and a good deal for our customers.

"Dong Energy is a world leader in offshore wind who shares our passion for innovation in renewable energy, so we’re really looking forward to working together to build on this initial agreement."

Westermost Rough features 35 Siemens 6MW turbines, each with a tip height from sea level of 177 metres. When commissioned they were the largest turbines in commercial operation.

Søren Scherfig, head of trading and portfolio management at Dong Energy, said: ‘We have an ambition to support the energy transformation in UK and become one of the UK's leading energy suppliers to industrial and commercial customers and independent retailers. We want to supply sustainable, reliable and affordable energy to our customers.

‘This agreement with Good Energy is an important milestone as it’s the first time a domestic supplier in the UK will buy energy from a specific Dong Energy offshore wind farm."

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