Tow Law

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.

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 1,191 homes*.

Benefiting local communities

The wind farm serves the local community around the village of Tow Law which has a population of around 2138.

Simon Kelly

Asset Manager

Vital Statistics

  • Installed capacity: 2.31MW
  • Number of turbines: 3
  • Turbine type: Nordex N50
  • Hub height: 46m
  • Blade length: 24.2m
  • Expected P50 energy yield: 4.9GWh
  • Annual house-hold power equivalent: 1,191 homes*

*Based on an average energy yield and assumed annual household usage of 4,115 kWh per year^ = 1,191 homes.

^Typical Domestic Consumption Values from Ofgem. Electricity: Profile Class 2 Medium 4.2MWh