Environmental Management System
Minimising our environmental risks
Having an Environmental Management System (EMS) in place ensures that we minimise our environmental risks and that we operate within the requirements of appropriate legislation.
In November 2003, our North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm, the first major wind farm to be built in UK waters began generating. North Hoyle is located 7–8km off the North Wales coast between Prestatyn and Rhyl and consists of 30 wind turbines with a maximum capacity of 60MW. It will offset the release of around 160,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere per year and be the sole supplier of electricity for up to 40,000 customers of npower Juice.
Throughout the construction process we consulted widely with the local community. Newsletters were mailed to local homes and information boards were also placed on the seafront at Rhyl and Prestatyn.
For further information, please read our Corporate Responsibilty Report, or visit the RWE Npower website.