BT Global Services: BT to obtain renewable energy from new wind project

Oct 05, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

BT Group has announced that it has signed a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with BayWa r.e. AG, a German renewable energy company, to procure energy from the Dalquhandy onshore wind farm in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

The wind farm, a ten turbine project, is currently being worked on by BayWa r.e. AG and is projected to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2022. The project will feature Vestas V136 turbines.

According to the company, as per the PPA, it will purchase 80% of the project's output at the farm, which equates to approximately 90 GWh/year - this is alongside the associated Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs), at a fixed price for ten years.

Speaking about the project, John Milligan, Managing Director UK and Ireland at BayWa r.e., said: "Through this corporate VPPA, BT Group has secured a long-term source of renewable energy in an increasingly volatile energy market. This represents an excellent outcome for the Dalquhandy project with a reputable long-term offtake. We are pleased to help BT Group meet their renewable electricity commitments and look forward to bringing the site online towards the end of the year."

Meanwhile, Cyril Pourrat, Chief Procurement Officer at BT Group, commented: "As one of the largest private purchasers of electricity in the UK, today's announcement underpins our commitment to use 100 percent renewable electricity worldwide where markets allow and sends a clear signal to the market that renewable energy is a key enabler to reach net zero by 2050 in the UK."

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