The wind farm features five 2MW wind turbines, which stand 110m tall to the tip of the blade and will produce enough wind energy to meet the electricity needs of around 5,5001 homes each year.
Richard Couzens, E.ON’s Construction Project Manager for the wind power project, said: "All five wind turbines are now up and running and producing electricity. The wind farm will help displace around 11,0002 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year of its operational life, which is great news for the environment.
"In addition, we’d like to thank the local community for their patience while we transported the large parts needed to build the wind farm over the last few weeks."
An E.ON community fund for the wind farm is being finalised and details will be released soon.
Meanwhile, construction is continuing at E.ON’s Butterwick Moor wind farm, near Sedgefield, also in County Durham. The first wind turbine is expected to start generating power later this month. When complete, the 10 wind turbines wind farm will produce enough electricity to power more than 11,0001 homes each year.
E.ON is one of the UK’s leading power and gas companies – generating and distributing electricity, and retailing power and gas – and is part of the E.ON group, one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies. We employ more than 15,000 people in the UK and more than 88,000 worldwide.
E.ON is one of the leading renewable energy generators in the UK, with 20 wind farms located from Cambridgeshire to Kintyre. E.ON own and operate one of the UK’s largest dedicated biomass power stations at Lockerbie.
E.ON recently launched the first wave power generator, which is the first in UK waters and which is capable of generating 750kW of renewable energy.