Our renewables success story
Onshore generation - our story
From Rhyd-y-Groes on Anglesey in 1992 to Camster in the Scottish Highlands in 2014, E.ON has built and operated onshore wind farms across Great Britain which continue to play a part in meeting the UK's net-zero carbon emissions targets.
The early development of onshore wind in the UK tested the technology and helped prove its viability as a vital addition to meet the UK’s energy needs. These early successes helped to build the supply chain and investment potential for future developments in the UK’s renewable energy fleet.
Offshore generation - our story
We were behind the UK's first ever offshore wind farm – the twin turbines off the coast of Blyth in Northumberland. Blyth provided a valuable testing ground that played a part in making the country's offshore wind sector what it is today. Since then we have driven some of Britain's pioneering, commercial-scale offshore wind projects, with developments off the east of England, the Thames Estuary, the south coast and the Solway Firth.
Combined, these wind farms produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of more than 1.1 million homes but play an equally positive role in proving that renewable energy works and can more than compete on cost grounds with their fossil fuel alternatives.