Onshore Wind
Development

Eco2 has extensive experience in developing and managing onshore wind assets. For over 15 years, we have helped to produce enough renewable energy to power tens of thousands of homes.

Eco2 has developed four wind farms in the UK and have subsequently sold each project. Eco2 now oversee the running and maintenance of seven projects. From an early stage, we work closely with key stakeholders including local authorities, community groups, planners, environmental organisations and government departments to deliver a successful outcome on your project.

With excellent relationships with energy off-takers, we can negotiate favourable Power Purchasing Agreements for new developments and with a seat on the Renewables UK Strategy Group, we have our finger on the pulse of changes to planning policy affecting renewables development.

Our team has experience and expertise in:

  • Successfully managing complicated development projects, including following planning appeals.
  • Managing project funding, including through Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) funds and non-recourse debt.
  • Ensuring compliance with conditions of environmental permits and planning permissions.
  • Negotiating lease agreements with landowners, and managing wayleaves and easements.

Dafydd Williams

Head of Commercial Operations

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Case study

Mynydd y Betws Wind Farm

Eco2’s flagship wind project sits near Ammanford in Swansea on Mynydd y Betws. Its 15 turbines are 110m high to the blade tip and the installed capacity is 34.5MW.

Under the development company Cambrian Renewable Energy Ltd, Eco2 worked with local partners to develop and finance the project.

The development was complicated due to the wind farm being located on common land which involved obtaining agreement from over 100 commoners and identifying land to exchange out of the common. Eco2 manged this process and successfully gained support from each commoner. A substantial community benefit was offered alongside the development which has to date invested in over 50 community-led initiatives in the surrounding area.

Planning consent was granted following a planning appeal in 2008 and the project was financed through a deal with the Irish electricity utility company ESB Interational in 2010.