Den Brook Wind Farm became fully operational in November 2016.
The wind farm has an installed capacity of 18 megawatts of renewable electricity. This is sufficient to meet the annual average needs of approximately 9,000 UK homes.*
It also delivers direct community benefits to local people in the form of a £108 annual electricity discount for properties within approximately 2.3km of the turbines, plus a Community Fund of £36,000 each year to support local projects.
There will occasionally be periods where the wind farm is not operational. This could be during times of exceptionally low or strong wind, when routine maintenance is taking place or when there is a grid outage. Updates will be provided on the website if there are going to be any prolonged outages.
* The homes equivalent has been calculated by dividing the wind farm’s predicted energy yield of 37,550MWh by the 2013 UK annual household energy consumption data published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (4.128MWh/household/year).