Chris Mahony 27 February 2019

Council to bask in glow of solar farm cash

Council to bask in glow of solar farm cash image

Warrington Council expects to generate an estimated operating surplus of £150m over 30 years after buying two UK solar farms.

As part of a £62m partnership with GRIDSERVE, one farm near Hull will provide all of the council’s electricity needs and cut its power bills by £2m per year.

Energy from the second plant, near York, will be sold on the open market or to other local authorities.

Council leader, Cllr Russ Bowden, said: ‘The solar farms will secure our energy supply, give us control over our energy prices, contribute to reducing fuel poverty and generate an estimated operating surplus of £150m over 30 years that can be invested back into the most important frontline services.’

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