Haverigg II wind farm

Where it all began – Thrive’s first wind farm built in 1998 on an old airfield.


Project summary

The first wind farm we invested in is located on the site of a disused airfield adjacent to HMP Haverigg in Cumbria. Another wind farm neighbours the project – testament to the fantastic wind resource in the area. Collaborating with Baywind Energy Co-operative on this project helped to inspire awareness of renewables at a community level, providing an opportunity for local ownership in the first half of the project’s life. In 2020, with the support of the local council and community, planning permission was granted for the project to continue operating until 2032.

Nearby, our Community Benefit Programme has awarded grants to the local Millom Baptist Church and Kirksanton Village Hall. The funding has enabled these pivotal community hubs to improve their energy efficiency by draught-proofing and increasing insulation.

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Millom, Cumbria

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