One of the nine Vestas turbines recently inaugurated at Lendrum's Bridge in County Tyrone will sell its output directly to the market to meet consumer demand. More renewables capacity is needed in Northern Ireland to meet the purchasing power of some 1000 customers who have switched to Northern Ireland Energy's EcoEnergy tariff. The other eight machines are contracted under the Northern Ireland non-fossil fuel obligation (NI-NFFO). "To see a wind turbine that only exists by popular demand demonstrates that ordinary people can do their bit for the environment," says Rupert Brakspear, NIE's thousandth customer who officially opened the wind turbine with broadcaster Gerry Anderson. Lendrum's Bridge was developed by B9 Energy Services and Renewable Energy Systems. It is the team's eighth wind plant in Northern Ireland and the Republic.
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