New onshore wind farms could soon provide local communities with free electric vehicle charging under plans by German renewables giant Innogy. The firm is in talks with community groups in North Wales to develop a car-charging station alongside its 100MW wind farm at Cloacaenog Forest, which will produce enough electricity from 27 turbines to supply the equivalent of almost 64,000 homes. Locals may be able to charge cars for free through Innogy’s new emobility venture, which launched in the UK in November. Alexander Meredith, head of UK onshore wind development at Innogy, said the model will form a template for how new wind farms in Scotland and Wales can help meet the twin goals of cutting carbon emissions from the power system and Britain’s roads.
Telegraph 17th March 2019 read more »