Centrica and Vodafone partner as solar farm switched on

Codford Solar Farm

Codford Solar Farm has been switched on and is forecast to generate 19GWh of green electricity every year.

Vodafone will purchase half of the electricity output from the solar farm, helping to support its development and bringing additional renewable power provision to the UK Grid.

It is the first newly-built solar farm owned and operated by Centrica.

The company is currently building battery storage projects at former gas peaking plants at Brigg in Lincolnshire, Knapton in North Yorkshire, and Ostend in Belgium.

Centrica has set itself the target of delivering 900MW of low carbon assets by 2026. Codford has a capacity of 18MW.

Chief executive Chris O’Shea said Centrica is a “uniquely integrated energy company”.

He added: “That integration stretches from the construction of new generating assets such as Codford to the movement of power across Europe and we’ve rapidly built a reputation as a leading player in European energy markets, supporting grid operators with sourcing the power they need to maintain a secure supply and supporting organisations such as Vodafone to help reach its net zero ambitions.”