EDF Energy plans wind farm in Yorkshire

The renewable arm of EDF Energy has announced it is considering building a new wind farm in East Yorkshire. The power supplier is carrying out studies on potentially installing 12 […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The renewable arm of EDF Energy has announced it is considering building a new wind farm in East Yorkshire.

The power supplier is carrying out studies on potentially installing 12 turbines, capable of generating 24MW of low carbon energy. That would be enough to power nearly 13,000 homes and help cut 23,500 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.

EDF Energy Renewables has submitted an initial scoping report to the planning authority which outlines the technical details of the proposed High Wood wind farm.

Darren Cuming, EDF Energy Renewables’ Development Manager for the project said: “As a country we face a significant challenge to maintain energy supply‚ tackle climate change and maintain affordable energy prices. We believe the answer lies in greater energy efficiency and the generation of electricity from a diverse range of low carbon sources including renewables.

“We are still in the very early stages of developing a detailed proposal for this site and will be carrying out further investigative work over the coming months.”

The energy firm will also be seeking the views of the local community.