Good Energy Group - Planning consent for a 24MW solar farm in Dorset
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Good Energy Group PLC
22 July 2015
 

 

22 July 2015

Good Energy Group PLC

("Good Energy" or the "Company")

Good Energy Group PLC continues the successful implementation of its growth strategy with planning consent for a 24MW solar farm in Dorset

Good Energy Group PLC ("Good Energy" or "the Group"), the fast-growing, AIM quoted renewable electricity supplier and generator, is pleased to announce that planning consent has been granted for a 24MW solar farm in Dorset.

Planning consent for this site was originally granted in November 2013 but the decision was subject to a Judicial Review.  Good Energy is delighted that its latest application in respect of the site has been approved.

The site, at Mapperton Farm, near Sturminster Marshall, will generate enough electricity to power around 6,344 homes. Construction is likely to start later this year.

Juliet Davenport, OBE, Founder and CEO of Good Energy, commented:

"We already have six fully operational solar farms and we can now look forward to adding a seventh site to our portfolio.

"Each solar farm that gains planning consent offers the opportunity for more renewable electricity to be produced and supplied to customers here in the UK. This latest site will deliver benefits to local people through a community fund, and to the surrounding area via a tailored biodiversity plan."

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Enquiries:

Good Energy Group PLC

Juliet Davenport, Chief Executive

Denise Cockrem, Chief Financial Officer

 

Tel. +44 (0)1249 766795

Arden Partners plc (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Steve Douglas, Michael McNeilly

Tel: +44 (0) 12 1423 8900

  

 

Camarco (Financial PR Adviser)

Geoffrey Pelham-Lane, Billy Clegg, Georgia Mann

 

 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 33757 4980

Good Energy Press Office

Gill Dickinson

Tel: +44 (0) 1249 765540

 

Notes to editors:

 - Good Energy is a fast-growing 100% renewable electricity supply company, offering value for money and award-winning customer service.

- An AIM-listed PLC, and founder member of the Social Stock Exchange, its mission is to support change in the energy market, address climate change and boost energy security. 

- Good Energy matches over the course of a year all the electricity its customers use with power from renewable sources. 

- The company has consistently performed well in the annual Which? energy company customer satisfaction survey, winning first or second place in each of the last four years, and topping two consecutive MoneySavingExpert consumer polls. Good Energy's dual fuel tariff is cheaper on average than the standard tariffs sold by the 'Big 6' before discounts. 

- It now has more than 55,000 renewable electricity customers and 28,000 gas customers. It works with a community of 93,500 small and medium scale renewable electricity generators. (All figures as at 30 June 2015.)

- Good Energy is the owner of Delabole Wind Farm, the UK's first commercial wind farm, and owns and operates Hampole Wind Farm, near Doncaster. The company also owns and operates six solar farms.

- The Company has recently won the following: Business Green Awards - Company of the Year 2015; 2015 British Renewable Energy Association Leadership Award; and, for the second year running, Social Impact Company of the Year at the 2015 Small Cap Awards.

 

 


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