FIRST POWER FOR VATTENFALL’S RAY WIND FARM IN THE UK

England Ray Wind Farm in Northumberland, North East England, has started to generate renewable electricity for the first time.

Construction of the 16 turbine Ray Wind Farm started summer 2015, and just over 18 months later turbine A01 was the first to export power to the National Grid.

Paul Nickless, Vattenfall’s Construction Manager for the Ray Wind Farm Project, says:
“I am pleased that we have begun to produce clean, green electricity at Ray.  This is Vattenfall’s seventh operational onshore project in the UK.  We are delighted to contribute to the UK’s future low carbon energy mix. 

Moving forward, Vattenfall and turbine supplier Senvion will be testing and commissioning the remaining 15 turbines to enable the wind farm to be fully operational by the end of March.

When fully commissioned, the 54.4MW Ray Wind Farm will produce enough power every year to meet the equivalent electricity needs of around 30,000 UK households. 

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