Ecotricity in 1998

This was the year we teamed up with Thames Water in a really ground breaking joint venture to produce and supply renewable electricity. It was a colossal step for Ecotricity and for our concept of Green Electricity.

The then energy minister John Battle joined us in London to launch the partnership. Green Electricity looked to be coming of age with such a serious venture and partner. And it was a big one – taking our turnover to £50M a year in one big (four fold) jump. It was a deal that sadly fell apart two years later (plus three more years in the courts), and we learnt lessons then about the behavior of big companies, but that’s a story for another day.

Total windmills installed:1
MW installed (this year):0
Total capacity to date:0.5
Homes powered (equiv):348
Tonnes of CO2 saved p.a.:274
Homes supplied year end:Not yet