BT is to purchase renewable energy from our latest wind farm development to match the power consumption of around 50 per cent of its Welsh operations. The company will buy all the electricity generated by the nine-turbine Mynydd Bwllfa wind farm near Hirwaun in South Wales under a 15 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The deal has been welcomed by the Welsh Government.
Alun Davies, Minister for Natural Resources and Food, said: “I applaud BT for showing such leadership in sourcing its electricity from renewable and low carbon sources. BT’s commitment will help to secure long term jobs and continued energy generation at the Mynydd Bwllfa site and is the sort of action I am keen to encourage to help Wales achieve its green growth ambitions."
Ann Beynon, BT Wales director, said: “It’s fantastic that around half of our Welsh infrastructure and estate will be matched with energy from renewable sources in Wales. BT is one of the UK’s biggest consumers of electricity, and demand for our digital services, including fibre broadband, means we have to keep innovating to meet our needs in an environmentally responsible way. Our deal to purchase electricity from Mynydd Bwllfa Wind Farm reinforces our commitment to make a positive contribution to society and the environment – and is a huge vote of confidence in Welsh renewable energy.”
Dale Hart, Managing Director of Pennant Walters, said: "As an indigenous Welsh company we are extremely happy to support BT to achieve their environmental and commercial aspirations for their Welsh operations. As well as providing BT with long-term price certainty, this deal underpins the creation of a new wind farm for South Wales which will, in turn, support long-term job creation and benefits for the local economy."