Ecotricity delivered Green Electricity to its first customer, on the 1st of April 1996 when we began to supply the Cheltenham and Gloucester College with electricity from landfill gas, made just outside Gloucester. Green Electricity was born that day and our local supply model (Embedded Supply) first undertaken.
But five years before this, the work to build our first windmill had commenced. Wind energy was a very new concept back then, many people had trouble understanding or believing in it and as a consequence our first windmill was a truly epic battle – pretty much against all comers.
But eventually - on Friday 13th December 1996, in the first of many truly magic moments in the history of Ecotricity, our first ever windmill began to take shape. And it’s been turning ever since.