Fenland to receive £15 million boost as new Wryde Croft Wind Farm gets up and running

Wryde Croft Wind Farm.

Wryde Croft Wind Farm. - Credit: Archant

Fenland is set to receive an economic boost of up to £15 million following the opening of the Wryde Croft Wind Farm.

The 13-turbine farm between Thorney and Parson Drove is now fully operational, and renewable energy compay RES, who built the farm, believes it could inject millions of pounds into the local economy throughout its 25 year lifetime.

Project manager, Tracy Scott said: “We are delighted that Wryde Croft Wind Farm is now fully operational and generating renewable electricity that will help to reduce carbon emissions and keep the UK’s electricity supply affordable.

“RES is committed to ensuring that local communities who host our projects receive direct and tangible benefits and the completion of the wind farm will trigger provision of millions of pounds of inward investment over the wind farm’s lifetime”.

Work began on the new farm, which boasts a capacity of 26 megawatts, in September 2010, and it’s believed that Wryde Croft will be able to generate enough renewable electricity each year to power more than 13,000 homes in the UK.