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BT signs 100MW PPA

UK: Telecoms company BT has signed £440 million (EUR 541 million) in power purchase agreements (PPAs) across three UK wind projects.

The 144MW Fallago Rig wind farm in Scotland came online last year
The 144MW Fallago Rig wind farm in Scotland came online last year

BT has purchased more than 100MW of power from the projects in Scotland, Wales and northern England.

The telecommunications company has agreed a 20-year PPA to buy 50% of the output produced by EDF Renewables' 144MW Fallago Rig development for £300 million (EUR 369 million). Fallago Rig, which is located in southern Scotland, was commissioned last year and uses 48 3MW Vestas turbines.

BT has also signed 15-year supply deals with the Mynydd Bwllfa 22.5MW project, currently being built in south Wales by Pennant Walters, and the three-turbine Heysham South site being developed by Banks Renewables in Lancashire, north England. BT agreed to pay £100 million (EUR 123 million) and £40 million (EUR 49 million) respectively for the power.

BT said the deal with Fallago Rig would provide enough electricity to power the company's entire Scottish operations.

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