Wind Power Plants in Northern England
Askam
Location: Cumbria
Operator: E.ON UK Renewables
Configuration: 7 X 660-kW
Operation: 1999
WTG supplier: Vestas

Photograph courtesy of and copyright by E.ON UK
Posted 15 Jan 2005

Blyth Harbour
Location: Northumberland
Operator: AMEC Border Wind
Configuration: 9 X 300-kW
Operation: 1992
WTG supplier: WindMaster

Photograph courtesy of AMEC Border Wind
Posted 26 Jan 2002

Coal Clough
Location: Lancashire
Operator: ScottishPower Renewables
Configuration: 24 X 400-kW WD34
Operation: 1992 (ret)
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: McAlpine
Quick facts: This was one of the oldest, full-size wind farms in the UK. The site is southeast of Burnley. The site was re-powered in 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Iberdrola
Posted 2 Jun 2013

Great Orton Repower
Location: Cumbria
Operator: Cumbria Wind Farms Ltd
Configuration: 6 X 660-kW V47
Operation: 2000
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: Wind Prospect
Quick facts: The original plant had 10 CWT 300 machines from Carter Wind Systems installed in 1993 at the old RAF Great Orton Airfield (aka Wiggonby) closed in 1952.

Photograph copyright by and courtesy of EDF Energies Nouvelles
Posted 1 Apr 2007

High Pow
Location: Cumbria
Operator: Renewable Energy Generation Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 1.3-MW N60
Operation: 2007
WTG supplier: Nordex

Photograph courtesy of Cornwall Light & Power
Posted 5 Oct 2008

High Sharpley
Location: Durham
Operator: Renewable Energy Generation Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 1.3-MW N60
Operation: 2007
WTG supplier: Nordex

Photograph courtesy of Cornwall Light & Power
Posted 5 Oct 2008

High Volts
Location: Durham
Operator: E.ON UK Renewables
Configuration: 3 X 2.75-MW
Operation: 2004
WTG supplier: Micon
EPC: AMEC SPIE
Quick facts: Hub height 60m, rotor diameter 80m.

Photograph courtesy of AMEC SPIE
Posted 11 Dec 2004

Holmside
Location: Durham
Operator: E.ON UK Renewables
Configuration: 3 X 2.75-MW
Operation: 2004
WTG supplier: Micon
EPC: AMEC SPIE
Quick facts: In 2003/04, the then-largest WTGs in the UK were installed at three sites in County Durham. Holmside, Harehill and Highvolts, collectively known as 3H's, were commissioned in spring 2004. Construction began at the end of Jul 2003. AMEC Wind Services initially developed the sites and also provided construction management. In Oct 2003, the WTGs were delivered by ship to Hartlepool docks and then transported in sections by road to the sites in delivery vehicles up to 50m long.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON
Posted 22 May 2010

Kirkheaton
Location: Northumberland
Operator: EDF Energy
Configuration: 3 X 600-kW
Operation: 2000
WTG supplier: Wind World

Photograph courtesy of AMEC Border Wind
Posted 26 Jan 2002

Longley Farm
Location: Yorkshire
Operator: Longley Farm
Configuration: 1 X 90-kW V17
Operation: 1986 (ret)
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: This 32.5m tall turbine at Longley Farm, Hade Edge, near Holmfirth, is considered the first commercial WTG in England.The WTG was dismantled in the summer of 2015 to make way for a new 400-kW community-wind machine.

Photograph courtesy of www.examiner.co.uk
Posted 6 Jun 2015

Lowca
Location: Cumbria
Operator: E.ON Renewables
Configuration: 7 X 660-kW V47
Operation: 2000
WTG supplier: Vestas

Photograph courtesy of Wind Prospect Ltd
Posted 8 May 2005

Out Newton
Location: Yorkshire
Operator: E.ON UK Renewables
Configuration: 7 X 1.3-MW
Operation: 2002
WTG supplier: Bonus
Quick facts: This project was developed by Wind Prospect in East Yorkshire, near Spurn Head.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON UK
Posted 28 Dec 2006

Royd Moor
Location: Yorkshire
Operator: E.ON UK Renewables
Configuration: 13 X 500-kW
Operation: 1993
WTG supplier: Bonus
Quick facts: Royd Moorwent into operation in Nov 1993 on a site 6km northwest of Penistone in South Yorkshire. The turbine towers are 35m tall and have 37m rotors. The site is on a ridge in hilly land at 320m elevation.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON UK
Posted 28 Dec 2006

Scout Moor
Location: Lancashire
Operator: Peel Holdings plc
Configuration: 26 X 2.5-MW N80
Operation: 2008
WTG supplier: Nordex
Quick facts: The towers are 60m tall and have 40m blades.

Photograph by Paul Anderson (geograph)
Posted 8 Jun 2008

Siddick-Oldside
Location: Cumbria
Operator: Wind Prospect Ltd
Configuration: 16 X 600-kW V42
Operation: 1996
WTG supplier: Vestas

Photograph courtesy of Wind Prospect Ltd
Posted 29 Nov 2003

   
Swinford
Location: Leicestershire
Operator: Vattenfall
Configuration: 11 X 2-MW V90
Operation: 2012
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: Jones Bros
Quick facts: In 2009, Swinford was consented by the Secretary of State. The project commissioned in Nov 2012 following a year of construction. It was the largest wind park in the county at completion.

Photograph courtesy of Vattenfall
Posted 8 Jan 2014

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 27-Dec-2016

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