Cheaper energy tariff for residents near Cornish wind farm

Good Energy is to offer people living near the proposed Big Field wind farm in north Cornwall a cheaper tariff. It would be 20% lower than the company’s standard energy […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Good Energy is to offer people living near the proposed Big Field wind farm in north Cornwall a cheaper tariff.

It would be 20% lower than the company’s standard energy prices, “beating the price of all other suppliers” and making it the cheapest available deal in the UK, the energy firm claims.

It submitted a planning application for the onshore wind farm, which would consist of 11 turbines, in March earlier this year.

If it gets the go-ahead, all households within five kilometres of the site will be eligible to apply for the tariff, which could help them save up to £250 on a dual-fuel bill or up to £100 on an electricity bill annually.

Juliet Davenport, Good Energy Founder and CEO believes the local community “should be recognised” for hosting the wind farm.

She said: “In doing so, they could not only save money on their bills but also make a big contribution to tackling climate change and reduce Cornwall and the UK’s reliance on imported fossil fuels.”

The energy firm is also proposing to offer them the opportunity to invest in the wind farm.