Installation On A Third Wind Turbine Begins At Ford Dagenham

Ford's Wind Turbine Installation
Ford's Wind Turbine Installation

A third larger, more powerful wind turbine is being installed on the Ford Dagenham estate. The new installation will double the annual CO2 saving from 2500 to 5000 tonnes per year.

Ford Dagenham's turbines convert wind energy into electricity and power production in the Dagenham Diesel Centre (DDC). Increased output at the DDC required the installation of a third turbine to remain 100 per cent wind powered by wind-generated electricity.

The two current turbines generate 5.93 million units of electricity per year, the equivalent to powering 1794 homes. The third turbine will allow the electricity generated to reach 11.4 million units per year, enough to power over 3400 homes.

Dale Vince OBE, founder of Ecotricity, said: "It's great to see a company like Ford taking the lead in this way, powering their modern diesel engine centre with green energy from our windmills. When big businesses like Ford use wind energy like this, it lends real credibility to the cause."

Chris Wollacott, Ford Dagenham Diesel Centre line manager, said: "The Dagenham Diesel Centre assembles Ford's greenest engines, which return over 76mpg. Rising demand has prompted this additional turbine to maintain the plant's own green energy source."

Ecotricity is an independent green energy company with a mission to change the source of Britain’s energy.  Ecotricity and Ford first collaborated in 2004, when they created London's first wind park at Dagenham.

Published : 19/07/11 Author : Staff

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