Welsh Power deal doubles number of UK sites receiving supply from Dong Energy

Environmentally friendly: Walney Wind FarmJanet Ellen Smith
Environmentally friendly: Walney Wind FarmJanet Ellen Smith
20 June 2017 10:20AM

WALNEY Wind Farm owner Dong Energy has secured its largest-ever contract in the UK's power market.

Welsh Power, which delivers power to more than 4,000 "points of consumption" left their previous supplier in favour of Dong. It is the largest multi-site customer in Dong Energy's history and the contract means a doubling of the number of UK sites receiving power from Dong Energy.

This news comes after the company - which only works with renewable and environmentally friendly power generation technology worldwide, such as Walney's turbines - pledged it would cut its carbon emissions by 96 per cent by 2023. This would be 27 years ahead of the schedule demanded by the Paris climate change agreement.

"We're competing from door to door for the major business customers in the UK, and winning such an important customer sends a clear message that we're here to stay," says Mikkel Sjølin Kiil, Dong's vice-president, who is responsible for Dong Energy's B2B activities in Northern Europe.

"We want to be the energy company to build the bridge between the customers and the green conversion. The expansion in renewable energy makes it more expensive to run a business in Europe, and here we have something to offer that only very few suppliers are able to compete with.

"We produce vast amounts of green energy, offer new solutions to reduce the customers' consumption, and we offer to take care of all aspects of energy trading and risk management. We're also working on solutions where we offer to help customers produce their own energy, and we're negotiating with a world-leading company about an entirely new type of long-term partnership."

Dong has also entered into several other new agreements in the UK power market.

The company has won the long-term power purchase agreement from three future onshore wind farms, being constructed by the energy and property developing company Banks Group.

In March, it also entered into an agreement with Ashford Power Ltd, which has gas turbines which can be activated and deactivated remotely from Denmark.

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