How we generated wind energy

Four Step Process

Installation

Our first process is to ensure that wind turbines are successfully installed. To achieve this, our team will work alongside local councils as well as experts within the field of renewable energy to ensure safe installation.

Grid Connection

In order to receive our accreditation and FIT payments, the local National Grid Distribution Operator (DNO) will first check that our sites meet all regulations and standards before connecting the turbines to the grid.

Site Operation

In order to receive FIT payments, we need to adhere to all site regulations. These regulations include displaying production levels, being able to detect issues early on and forewarning operations and maintenance staff to any problems with the wind turbines.

Maintenance

Working closely with all relevant authorities, we maintain and monitor the site to ensure that it is safe at all times. As such, our team oversees the maintenance of our wind turbines. They carry out monthly checks via qualified and recognised engineers. Annual checks are also carried to detect any potential problems.

The UK feed-in tariff Scheme

The UK is leading the way in climate change. The Government is committed to generating 15% of its energy needs from renewable sources as part of their commitment to the 2015 UNFCCC Paris Climate Agreement.
The government has introduced the FIT scheme so that it can reach its target. As such, the FIT scheme would guarantee payment for each unit of clean energy produced by smaller scale wind turbine sites.

Twin revenue system

Income through wind power is generated from two separate sources.

  1. For every unit of electricity generated, companies will receive payments as part of the FIT Scheme. These tariff levels are guaranteed for the period of the tariff (up to 20 years).
  2. Export tariffs also generate a second source of income. Energy companies will be paid an additional rate for each unit exported back to the national grid at the export tariff rate or higher. This is index linked.