DONG Energy has signed a deal with U.K. green energy company Good Energy to supply power from the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm.
The deal secures 12% of the output of the 210 MW project, which is operated by DONG Energy in the North Sea.
“We’re delighted to be working with DONG Energy to bring offshore wind power to our customers for the first time,” says Juliet Davenport, founder and CEO of Good Energy. “This agreement will help us meet ever-increasing demand for 100 percent renewable electricity as our customer base continues to grow.”
The agreement, which is for an initial period of 12 months, is likely to be extended as part of a wider cooperation between the two companies. The volume of power purchased from the project is also expected to increase, says DONG Energy.
“Offshore wind is a huge British success story,” adds Davenport, “and so we’re pleased to be playing our part by buying power from Westermost Rough.”
Søren Scherfig, head of trading and portfolio management at DONG Energy, says, “This agreement with Good Energy is an important milestone, as it’s the first time a domestic supplier in the U.K. will buy energy from a specific DONG Energy offshore wind farm.”