Good Energy has signed its largest ever deal to provide clean power to UK homes and businesses – utilising power from one of the world’s largest offshore windfarms.

A new contract has been agreed with renewable energy giant Ørsted to source electricity from its Hornsea 1 offshore windfarm in the North Sea.

The three-year deal will provide 110GWh per annum, the most significant in terms of volume in Good Energy’s history – and enough for almost 38,000 homes.

Good Energy chief executive Nigel Pocklington said: “We are proud to support the transition to a cleaner and greener future by enabling customers to buy their power from renewable sources.

“We already have contracts with 1,700 independent generators across the country, including solar farms, wind farms and hydroelectric projects, but this is our most significant new agreement since the company was founded more than 20 years ago.

“It demonstrates our commitment to continued growth in the renewable energy market so that we can encourage even more homes and businesses to play their part in tackling climate change.”

Chippenham-based Good Energy has been sourcing power from Ørsted since 2017, previously from the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm.

The new deal sees the company taking a share of the output from the Hornsea 1 site offshore windfarm instead. Located more than 70 miles off the Yorkshire coast, Hornsea 1 is one of the world’s largest windfarms – comprising 174 turbines and covering an area of almost 160 square miles.

Joseph Conlan, Head of Power Origination at Ørsted, said: “Our third agreement with Good Energy is testament to the strong working relationship we have as businesses and speaks to the strong partnership approach we have built. It is great to see this contract expanding and taking power from one of the world’s most advanced windfarms and we look forward to future co-operation.”


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