Seven new wind turbines put up at White Mill, Coldham

SEVEN new wind turbines have been put up at Coldham - to help the wind farm generate enough electricity to power 16,500 homes every year.

The last of the new �18.5 million turbines went up this week at The Co-operative’s White Mill wind farm.

The 14MW turbines will offset 26,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year and, combined with the eight existing turbines, generate more than 70 GW hours of electricity per year.

A spokesman for The Co-operative said: “White Mill wind farm is a unique project due to the strength and expertise in bringing together The Co-operative Group’s development with The Co-operative Bank as its lender.

“It also heralds the start of a brand new joint venture with The Ventus Funds, managed by Climate Change Capital Ltd.

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“The new turbines will also generate continued support for the local community, with The Co-operative establishing a Community Trust, and extending the existing environmental education programme for schools based at the wind farm.

“All the energy generated from White Mill will be directly procured by the Group, securing a long term green energy source for the business.”

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