Thrive Renewables (Buchan) Ltd owns and operates two onshore wind farms in Aberdeenshire, known as Auchtygills and Clayfords, both of which are single turbine windfarms with a combined capacity of 1.6 MW. They began operating in 2015 and are in 2016 they generated 4,427,593 kWh of electricity – enough to power over 1,000 homes.1 and save nearly 2,000 tonnes of CO2e. This impact and the associated revenues are core to the Thrive business model.
The operation and maintenance of the windfarms is carried out by Enercon – Thrive Renewables (Buchan) Ltd have a 15 year contact with Enercon for this service. GreenPower provide on-going asset management services which involves managing the Enercon contract. The windfarms are currently performing in line with expectations.