Drumduff, our award-winning wind farm built as a joint venture with GreenPower International, has been shortlisted for ‘Most Innovative Building Project’ at the Building Innovation Awards. The three-turbine project is built on the site of a former open cast coalmine in Scotland, a powerful symbol of the country’s transition from polluting fossil fuels to cleaner, greener renewable energy. Drumduff wind farm was officially opened by local MSP Alison Johnstone at a community open day in September 2018. The project has the potential to produce enough clean energy for over 5,000 UK homes, and in 2018 was awarded the Sustainable Development award at the Scottish Renewables’ Green Energy Awards.
Watch this short film showing the amazing transformation from coal mine to wind farm https://youtu.be/UhEv4BwJRmI
Thrive has also been shortlisted for Community Energy England’s Collaboration award, for the Community Benefit Programme we run with national charity the Centre for Sustainable Energy. The Community Benefit Programme has been running since 2015, offering grants of up to £4,000 for energy efficiency and sustainability improvements for community buildings close to our renewable energy projects. The grants improve warmth and comfort and reduce running costs in eligible buildings, while also reducing CO2 emissions. These buildings play a key role within their communities, providing vital services and communal space for everyone, including the most vulnerable, to come together. To date, the Community Benefit Programme has awarded over £63,000 to 17 community buildings, saving 40 tonnes of CO2 each year.
Finally, Thrive Renewables has been shortlisted for Green Business of the Year at Business Insider Magazine’s prestigious Business Leaders Awards. With ‘Sustainability At Heart’ one of our core values, we are honoured to be recognised as one of the greenest and most sustainable businesses in the South West. The principles of sustainability guide all aspects of Thrive’s business, from the renewable energy projects we build and operate, to the community events we run.
 Calculated using the most recent statistics from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) showing that annual UK average domestic household consumption is 3,781kWh, https://www.renewableuk.com/page/UKWEDExplained