Vergnet, the French-based manufacturer of medium scale wind turbines, has announced its first three farming customers for its new UK wind turbine Operations and Maintenance (O&M) service.
Park House Farm, Desford, Leicester will see farmer Paul Hilyer benefit from Vergnet’s dedicated O&M service providing him with improved security for business planning as well as control of expenditure and performance for his two 250kW Vergnet GEV MP-C medium wind turbines.
The farmer currently uses the medium scale wind turbines, which have been in operation since 2012 to generate clean energy for the grid. In the future, the electricity from the Vergnet turbines will also be used to power Park House Farm’s pig and grain storage units, enabling the farmer to control his energy costs and make costs savings, with excess power being fed into the grid.
Farmer Paul commented: “With 400 acres and a growing herd of 300 sows, my hands are already pretty full. That’s why I’m delighted to be working with Vergnet whose new UK O&M service will help me manage costs going forward, reduce downtime of my turbine and also save time.”
Vergnet spokesperson Diana Popa commented: “The signing of Park House Farm as one of our first O&M customer is an important development as we continue to growin the UK working with farmers like Paul Hilyer but also with developers and landowners.”
Park House Farm benefits from the UK Government’s Feed‐In Tariff (FIT) scheme that supports energy production from renewable energy sources. It continues to be an attractive incentive for farmers, landowners, developers and investors installing medium size wind energy projects.
Headquartered in France, Vergnet has a 25 year track record with 900 wind turbines installed worldwide, including 25 throughout the UK/ Scotland.