Delabole Wind Farm

Delabole wind farm

The brainchild of the Edwards family, Delabole wind farm in North Cornwall was developed as a greener alternative to plans for a nuclear power station in the area.

What began as a wild idea over the kitchen table ended with the family selling its 150-strong dairy herd and milk quota in order to part fund the investment needed for the project. Completed and commissioned in 1991, Delabole was the UK’s first commercial wind farm.

Good Energy bought the wind farm in 2002 and has owned and operated it ever since. In 2009 we invested £11.8 million to develop the second generation of turbines on the site. The Edwards family is still closely involved with Good Energy, with Martin Edwards sitting on the board of the Group and in charge of maintenance at the wind farm site.

Project details

Original number of turbines: 10

Original capacity: 4MW

Number of turbines after redevelopment: 4

Capacity after redevelopment: 9.2MW

Generation output: Enough to power 5,700 homes

Project status: Redeveloped site operational since 2011

Delabole Local Tariff

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Our Delabole local tariff rewards households close to our wind farm with lower bills.

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