Wind Energy Company to meet with Council

LOCAL wind energy company Simple Power is set to meet with members of Moyle District Council on Monday next to outline the importance of medium scale wind energy and to enlist the support of Councillors in helping Northern Ireland reach future renewable energy targets.

The wind energy company, which was founded in Belfast in 2010, will present its medium wind strategy to the Council. Simple Powers work in partnership with landowners to develop single 250kW wind turbines that connect to the Northern Ireland grid. Single wind turbine projects are relatively quick to develop in comparison to traditional wind farms and benefit the rural economy by enabling farmers and landowners to participate in renewable generation.

Paul Carson, CEO of Simple Power, will outline the importance of Council support in terms of the planning process:

“We have a very supportive and in fact a “promotive” planning policy around Renewable Energy in Northern Ireland and local planning support is vital if Northern Ireland is going to reach its target of achieving 40% renewable electricity generation by 2020. We hope our presentation will help the Council understand the need for positive local implementation of this policy which is driven by Environment Minister Alex Attwood alongside Energy Minister Arlene Foster.”

Earlier this month, Simple Power announced a partnership with Power NI, Northern Ireland’s biggest electricity retailer. The electricity company will purchase power generated by Simple Power’s single wind turbines across the region in a fifteen year contract, powering the equivalent of 50,000 homes with clean wind energy.

Founded in Northern Ireland in 2010, Simple Power is a wind energy company which capitalises on the support for renewable energy by provisioning single wind turbines that feed directly into the electricity grid.