Tow Law wind farm is situated close to the former mining village of Tow Law in County Durham, which is famously mentioned in the first line of the Mark Knopfler song, Hill Farmer’s Blues.
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The wind farm is just 1 mile north east of the town centre on the B6301 and is built on an area of open cast land that’s been restored to a mix of heathland and agriculture.
Tow Law’s 3 turbines, which came into service in December 2001, are rated at 770kW, giving the site an installed capacity of 2.31MW with the ability to generate enough energy to power 1,836 homes*.
Benefiting local communities
The wind farm serves the local community around the village of Tow Law which has a population of around 2138.
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*Based on the Installed Capacity x Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) "all wind" load factor expressed as a fraction of 1^ x number of hours in a year (8,760 hours) / Average Annual Domestic Electricity Consumption (MWh)^^
^BEIS's long-term average load factor for "all wind" (31.84%) expressed as a fraction of 1 (0.3184). Source for capacity factors is Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES) published annually by BEIS.
^^Annual GB Average Domestic Consumption Values from BEIS (3,509kWh).