Deal for wind power

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BT has signed a multi-million pound deal to buy energy from a new wind farm in north Lancashire.

The company has signed a 15-year agreement to purchase power from the three-turbine Heysham South Wind Farm near Lancaster.

The deal is worth around £40m.

BT has also signed up to a ‘power purchase agreement’ with two other wind farms near Edinburgh and in south Wales, in a total deal worth £440m.

The firm said the deal will bring more than 100MW of power for its UK operations.

The Heysham wind farm was given planning consent last year despite objections from some residents.

Rob Williams, BT’s head of energy supply, said: “These large-scale, long term agreements are a vote of confidence in UK renewable energy and they support BT’s continued commitment to securing all its electricity from renewable sources.

“They not only give us long term price certainty but enable us to support local economies in which we operate, with the ‘New to the Planet’ agreements in Lancashire and Wales underpinning the construction of these two new wind farms.

“At BT we’re as focused on cutting our own carbon emissions as we are to providing products and services that help everyone live within the planet’s resources.

“We’ve reduced carbon emissions from our own operations by 25.5 per cent globally during 2013/14.

“These three agreements reinforce our commitment to make a positive contribution to society and the environment.”

BT’s has worked closely with Npower on all three projects.