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Five year contract marks milestone for Natural Power and E.ON

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has secured a five year contract to deliver HV support to E.ON UK. By the end of the contract term, the two businesses will have been working together for more than 20 years.

Natural Power first delivered operational support to E.ON (formerly Powergen) in 2002 at the 24-turbine Bowbeat Wind Farm in the Scottish Borders, which at that time was Scotland

Alistair Parlett, Natural Power

Throughout the past 16 years, Natural Power has continued to provide services to E.ON. Today, the portfolio of wind farm sites being supported has grown to 14 (>250MW) and still includes Bowbeat along with Out Newton, Stag

Services currently comprise the provision of field staff that are trained and authorised under the E.ON safety rules (electrical and mechanical) in support of HV operations and maintenance, including 24/7 standby, first response to HV system alarms and events, HV switching, and the application of the safety rules to planned and reactive maintenance activities. Natural Power

James Norris, Contracts & Relationship Manager at E.ON, said: & Relationship Manager working with Natural Power for the last ten years, and can honestly say it is a business partner of choice that always goes above and beyond in terms of contract performance and being flexible in supporting our business at very short notice. Even though we moved away from our site management agreement a few years ago and decided to

E.ON is supported by a team of 18 Natural Power field staff through regional teams in south England, north east England, central Scotland, and north Scotland. The team is led by Phil Martin, Area Manager for North-East England, who joined Natural Power in 2004 to support the growing E.ON portfolio.

Additionally, both Alistair and Phil provided HV support to E.ON during the construction of Robin Rigg offshore wind farm during 2009/2010.

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