The deal secures 12% of the output of the 210-MW Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm, operated by DONG Energy in the North Sea, enough renewable electricity to power more than 26,000 average homes.
“We’re delighted to be working with DONG Energy to bring offshore wind power to our customers for the first time,” said Juliet Davenport OBE, founder and chief executive of Good Energy. “This agreement will help us meet ever-increasing demand for 100% renewable electricity as our customer base continues to grow.”
“For DONG Energy, the cooperation presents new opportunities, delivering green, and integrated energy solutions in the wholesale market,” said Søren Scherfig, Head of Trading & Portfolio Management at DONG Energy. “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.”
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 cooperation between the two companies. It is also intended that the volume of power purchased by Good Energy from DONG will increase over time.
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