BT buys £440m of UK wind

UK telecoms giant BT is buying output from three wind farms in a deal worth £440m ($735.5m).

BT has signed PPAs with the 144MW Fallago Rig plant in the Scottish Borders, the 7.5MW Heysham South project in northern England and Mynydd Bwllfa, a 22.5MW Welsh project.

The deal with the Vestas-equipped Fallago Rig will see the telecoms group buy half its output for the next 20 years, accounting for about £300m of the total PPA.

BT’s renewable power supplier, npower, said it worked for six months with the Scottish wind farm to put the necessary transmission arrangements in place.

The Fallago Rig output will match the power consumption of BT’s entire operation in Scotland, it added.

The other two deals have 15-year terms.

BT used about 2TWh in the last financial year.

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