Westmill Wind Farm Co-operative
Westmill and WeSET launch a new 5 minute film where Westmill shareholders talk about what community ownership means for them and how they feel about being part of this inspiring project and making a difference launched March 2011 at Westmill 2011 AGM.
Westmill Wind Farm Co-op were featured on the BBC1 National News on 1st July 2009 please click here to view the broadcast
Westmill Wind Farm Co-op is the first onshore wind farm to be built in the south-east of England and is 100% Community Owned.
Work on the five turbine site at Watchfield, South Oxfordshire, started in August 2007 and all the turbines were fully commissioned in March 2008. The wind farm produces more green electricity in a year than is used by 2,500 homes whilst avoiding emissions of at least 5000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year based on the UK generation mix.
Westmill Co-op is a member of the Energy4All family of co-operatives and is the first initiative of its kind in nearly a decade.
Westmill Wind Farm have now set up the Westmill Sustainable Energy Trust please click here for more information, you can also visit their website at www.weset.org