Owning and managing 21 operational wind farm sites across the UK, E.ON is the country’s leading developer/operator of this green renewable energy. Indeed, E.ON is the driving force behind the UK Government’s commitment to ensure by 2020, 15 million homes in the country are powered exclusively by wind farms.
Although this target has been criticised by opposition leaders who claim that broader environmental aims rely too heavily on wind power, E.ON remain firmly driven to delivering this perfectly viable form of renewable energy.
In fact, E.ON has teamed up with SeaZone to assess ideal locations for future wind farm developments. Using SeaZone HydroSpatial technology, E.ON has developed a highly detailed base map of the UK’s coastlines, which will be used in conjunction with E.ON’s Geographical Information System. This is a crucial step forward for E.ON, who are striving to ensure their bids for future wind farm developments are accepted by the UK Government. Furthermore, if E.ON were to progress with these latest rounds of developments, E.ON would further enhance its reputation of offering consumers renewable technologies at affordable energy prices.
Moreover, E.ON, in partnership with DONG Energy and Masdar, has been given the go-ahead for the London Array. This offshore wind farm will be the world’s largest when completed and it’s estimated that up to 750,000 homes will be powered by the farm, which will generate up to 1 GW of electricity per annum. In fact, in response to the UK Government’s target that 15.4% of the country’s electricity should be generated from renewable sources by 2015, the London Array is intended to provide around 7% towards this figure. In short, E.ON is developing heavily for a greener future.