Welcome to High Winds
High Winds is a successful community renewable energy society. It owns and operates two 2.3MW Enercon Wind Turbines at Harlock Hill near Ulverston, Cumbria.
In 2015, with the support from Energy4All, High Winds issued a share offer and raised £4million from its members towards the cost of constructing the wind turbines. Baywind Energy Co-op provided short term funding to complete the construction costs. The wind turbines began generating in June 2016.
High Winds contributes annually to the Baywind Community Energy Fund.
On July 11th 2017, High Winds Community Energy Society, together with Baywind Energy and Energy Prospects, and with the support of the ethical investment company Thrive Renewables, acquired the Mean Moor wind farm in Cumbria. Read more
Facts about the Co-op
|9 Directors, each of whom carry out roles that deliver specific support to the benefit of the Co-op|
|The Board appointed Energy4All to carry out the day-to-day management & administration of the Co-op|
|Profits from the turbines are distributed to community funds in the local area|
|2017 produced 11,595 MWh|
News & Blog
- Baywind Energy Community Trust
Direct benefits to the community Baywind Community Trust (BWECT) meets three times a year to grant funding for energy, education… Read More »
- The Power of Cooperation
Three renewable energy co-operatives unite to deliver community owned wind farm On July 11th 2017, three renewable energy co-operatives, High… Read More »
- British Wind
Ever heard the argument that wind power just doesn’t work? Well, as we wrote this email, it was powering 17%… Read More »
Click on the video to see what our members have to say about why they invested in a renewable energy co-op.
Benefits of renewable energy Why Renewables?
Renewable energy will never run out, does not produce carbon dioxide and is available to everyone regardless of their location.Find out more