Swedish utility to sell Scottish renewable electricity to UK business customers in low-power, long-term contracts

South Kyle wind farm location
South Kyle wind farm location

A Swedish state-owned energy group is offering British business consumers the opportunity to purchase renewable electricity from its South Kyle Wind Farm in Ayrshire.

In what is believes is an industry first, Vattenfall hopes to win new orders from companies for its ‘green’ Scottish energy by offering business consumers the opportunity to purchase electricity from as little as 1 MW.

South Kyle Wind Farm has a grid connection for 165 MW and will have estimated generation output of 500 GWh per year.

Electricity from South Kyle Wind Farm is being offered at index linked fixed prices for periods of up to 20 years in multiples of 1 MW (approximately 3 GWh per annum).

Such long-term power contracts can provide price certainty by enabling businesses to plan their energy costs. Renewable electricity from South Kyle Wind Farm can also help businesses reduce carbon footprints in their operations and their supply chains. 

A Scottish spokesman for the Swedish utility said: “More businesses are starting to recognise the importance of taking a longer term approach to tackling climate change in both their operations and through their supply chains. Corporate power-contracts can be part of the solution to fix all or part of their energy prices.”

1 May 2018

Pixie Energy

Pixie logo Pixie Energy is an incubator and a facilitator of strategic research and project work, focusing on energy regulation, policy and markets at the local and national level. Find out more about Pixie Energy here.

Local Energy Matters: Scotland

Local Energy Matters: Scotland is a free-to-download brochure with a focus on energy tariffs in the two Scottish electricity distribution regions, as well news on local energy and low-carbon schemes.

Previous editions can be download here.

Scottish energy market overview

You can read an overview of the Scottish energy market here.

Scottish Government energy feed