Bowers help create zero carbon farm and £200k income

Zero carbon farm

A Farmer who turned to Bowers Electricals to reduce his electricity bills has described the move as one of his “best decisions ever” after seeing a return of £200,000 a year and the creation of a zero carbon farm.

Andy White, who runs a pig farm near Grantham in Lincolnshire, commissioned Bowers to install a wind turbine which is producing enough energy to not only power his 600-acre business, but two neighbouring villages.

The turbine, which was part of an £800,000 investment by the green-thinking farmer, has been generating 830,000kWh a year since its installation at Frinkley Farm in February 2012.

Thanks to the Bowers transformer and switchgear that it was commissioned alongside, Mr White can sell the electricity he generates back to the grid at 26p per unit, under feed-in tariff rules.

Charged with producing 11,000 pigs a year for Morrison’s supermarkets, and with a herd of 450 sows to maintain, Frinkley Farm was racking up monthly electricity bills of £3,000 before Andy turned to renewable energies. Now he spends just £300 a month keeping his herd warm and believes he has created the UK’s first zero-carbon pig farm.

It was an easy process once we had the planners on side and they understood the wider benefits. Bowers did a great job. Everything has been good and went smoothly and I think it’s been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.


Michael Bowers, CEO of Bowers Electricals, added: “We were faced with very tight time constraints on this project and because of the different elements it was quite a complex job but the team ensured everything went according to plan and it was a great scheme for us to project manage. Our work has not only made a real impact on Andy’s bills but on the environment, which is a win-win result.”

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