There are currently just under 350 megawatts
of onshore wind installed within the North East,
powering over 187,000 homes each year. We
estimate that the North East will receive almost
£500 million of economic benefit over the
lifetime of its installed onshore wind projects.
There are a number of firms active in the
area which range from independent onshore
developers to component manufacturers, and
companies providing steel for wind turbines.