Caton Moor wind farm

Thrive’s repowering exercise increased output at the site sevenfold to 47 million units of electricity a year.


Project summary

Caton Moor is located in an area of open access moorland in Lancashire. After investing in the project, we immediately undertook a “repowering” exercise to replace 10 of the existing turbines with eight more modern and efficient machines to produce seven times the amount of clean electricity. At the same time, we helped fund the construction of a small wind turbine at the local Quernmore Primary School. We often welcome schools and other groups onto the site to learn about renewables and wind energy.

In 2007, we held our AGM at The Victoria Institute in Caton and returned to the same venue in 2014 to host an industry event, giving local planning officers the chance to visit an operational wind farm. Since then, The Victoria Institute has been successful in an application to our nationwide Community Benefit Programme to improve the energy performance of their building with better insulation and draught-proofing. More recently, we awarded energy efficiency grants to Halton Community Centre which is a thriving hub for local activity groups.

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Celebrating Wind Power at Caton Moor

Wind energy will help power the transition to a net zero emissions future and deliver economic growth. This film celebrates the difference wind power has made to a rural community.

Caton Moor, Lancaster

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