Good Energy's new Hampole wind farm starts to generate electricity

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Green energy supplier, Good Energy, has revealed that its brand new South Yorkshire wind farm has begun generating and exporting renewable electricity.

Located in the village of Hampole, near Doncaster, the wind farm cost around £16 million to construct, features four turbines and  has a total generation capacity of 8.2MW - enough electricity to power somewhere in between 4,000 and 5,000 homes.

Good Energy stated that construction work had gone to plan, within time and on budget.

As well as its wind and solar farms, located across the UK, Good Energy also has a community of more than 59,000 independent renewable energy generators, who utilise its feed-in tariff service.

The Hampole wind farm's launch was welcomed by Julie Davenport, the green energy supplier's chief executive.

She stated: "It is excellent news that our Hampole wind farm has started generating power to the grid.

"This means we are now almost doubling the volume of renewable electricity generated by our sites, and takes us a step closer towards our goal of generating 50 per cent of electrons by 2016.

"It is equally pleasing that we have been able to source the wind turbine tower from leading British manufacturers Mabey Bridge in Chepstow helping to boost the UK's regional economy," she concluded.

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