Eneco UK & Co-operative Energy have today launched a new energy product – Highlands & Mearns Wind – which offers householders surrounding Tullo & Twinshiels, Lochluichart and Moy wind farms access to a 100% renewable electricity supplied by local wind farms.
The partnership means that households in Aberdeenshire and the Scottish Highlands can now access the exclusive and competitively-priced tariff by joining Co-operative Energy on either a dual fuel or electricity only 12-month tariff.
Eneco UK, which has worked with the community during the construction of both wind farms, is confident that the new tariff will appeal to local residents.
Zoisa Walton, Eneco UK’s Managing Director, said: “Having worked so closely with these communities for a number of years, we are certain that households will appreciate the opportunity to buy energy direct from their local wind farm. This announcement is a natural progression of the relationship we have with local residents which is built on our determination to ensure we enhance the communities in which we operate, both in terms of community benefits and now by providing households with an opportunity to live sustainably.”
Ramsay Dunning, Managing Director at Co-operative Energy, said: “At Co-operative Energy, we are committed to supporting community energy projects and have an ambition to obtain up to 75 per cent of our energy from renewable sources within the next three years. Our partnership with Eneco UK is another positive step towards this and we’re pleased to be able to offer sustainable energy to local communities in the area.”
By signing up to Highlands & Mearns Wind, customers can also become members of The Midcounties Co-operative and benefit from a Share of Profits that can be redeemed against their energy account. In addition, Co-operative Energy is committed to helping its members and customers reduce their energy consumption by offering energy saving advice.
Today’s launch will be supported by Energy Roadshows across both communities. Local advisors will also meet with the community to provide advice and detailed information on the new tariff.