Northumbrian water is sourcing all its power from Ørsted under a new green electricity deal that started on 1 April. It is one of the biggest contracts the water company has ever awarded.
Ørsted supplies renewable electricity from nine offshore wind farms in the UK. Northumbrian Water uses 100% of its sewage sludge to create energy through advanced anaerobic digestion at its treatment works in Howdon, Tyneside. At Bran Sands on Teesside, the company has also installed a solar array on the roof, and it is home to England’s largest hydro plant at Kielder Water.