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.
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.
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.”