EDF Renewables grabs NatWest PPA

Jan 18, 2023 12:18 PM ET
  • Developer will provide almost 50MW to the financial institution from its Anglesey solar farm

EDF Renewables UK has signed a CPPA with NatWest for almost 50MW of energy from Porth Wen Solar Farm in Anglesey, North Wales.

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Construction is already underway and will be finished in 2023.

EDF Renewables UK stated that over 60% of the workforce during the making it possible for and also civil works have actually been neighborhood (based less than 1 hour from the project) and also when complete, the 190 acres site will be able to be used for sheep grazing.

The group will certainly likewise enhance biodiversity on site with a mile long wildlife corridor, hedgerow, wildflower and woodland planting.

President of EDF Renewables UK Matthieu Hue stated: "We are delighted to be collaborating with NatWest.

" This project demonstrates our ability to create solar in the UK with innovative routes to market, to supply options for our clients in terms of affordable renewable energy whilst helping to de-carbonise the UK electrical energy system."

James Close, supervisor of climate change at NatWest Group stated: "We are pleased to be working with EDF Renewables UK to provide the Porth Wen Solar Farm.

" When it is completed later this year, it will supply the grid with renewable power equivalent to the usage of 9,500 average UK homes.

" In addition to creating reduced carbon electrical energy, the solar farm project will certainly additionally enhance neighborhood biodiversity and also nature in Anglesey, with a mile-long wildlife corridor being planted."

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