The acquisition of Watford Lodge wind farm and commencement of construction

10 Jun 2015

The Watford Lodge wind farm site, located near the village of Watford in Northamptonshire, was acquired by Eolian Two Limited from Volkswind GmbH at the end of November 2014. The construction and operation of the development will be managed by Broadview Energy on behalf of the new owner.

The wind farm, which was granted planning permission in December 2011, will comprise of five wind turbines with a combined installed capacity of 10.25 MW. The construction of the site, which is being carried out by Raymond Brown Construction Limited, commenced in December 2014. Delivery of the five MM92 turbines, supplied by Senvion, is expected in July this year. Construction is expected to be complete and the turbines fully operational by October 2015. 

Once operational, the wind farm will provide clean and sustainable electricity for the equivalent demand of approximately 6,6321 households per year. As such, the output will make a valuable contribution to UK’s energy mix and contribute towards the country’s legally binding commitment to generating 15% of the UK’s energy demand from renewable sources by 2020.