Wind farm

Avonmouth wind farm

Four wind turbines in one of the largest dockland areas in Europe, generating renewable energy directly into the national grid.

Project location

Just 15 minutes from Thrive Renewables’ head office in Bristol, the industrial site at Avonmouth is one of the largest dock areas in Europe. Our four turbines are built on the site of a major Bristol waste water treatment plant and can be seen by traffic passing on the M5 and M49 motorways. With a coastal location for uninterrupted winds and good transport links, including major docks nearby, the site proved ideal in many respects for construction and operation.

Project summary

Our turbines were energised at the end of November 2013 and are located at the grounds of Wessex Water’s waste water treatment plant. We are delighted to have hosted a number of successful open days and school visits here, welcoming hundreds of visitors onto the site to learn about renewable energy. We have also provided financial support to the local Ambition Lawrence Weston charity.

As an initiative during Bristol's year as European Green Capital in 2015 we were pleased to welcome a group of local school children onto the site. As part of the educational visit they made a short film as a "virtual field trip" which has been shared with primary school peers across the country. You can watch the film they made at the Sustainable Learning web site.


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Key stats

Turbines Senvion MM92 wind turbines
No. of turbines 4
Max. tip height 126 m
Site capacity 8.2 MW
Operational since November 2013
Annual forecast output 20.9 GWh
UK homes equivalent 5,232

Live stats

  • Wind speed Help

    8.8 m/s

  • Production Help

    5179 kW

  • Today so far

    129805 kWh

    36 UK homes

  • This month so far

    1568032 kWh

    446 UK homes

  • This year so far

    3667829 kWh

    1045 UK homes

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Last updated: 21/02/2024 20:15