The Back Lane wind turbine developed by AG Power commissioned in June 2013 is sited at the Aggregate Industries Back Lane Quarry in Lancashire, England.
The quarry, situated off of the M6, has a number of operations on site including an asphalt plant and blockworks, produces approximately 800,000 tonnes of quarried limestone and 100,000 tonnes of asphalt each year. The facility is an important minerals facility in the north west of England, supplying construction materials to whole region in areas including construction, roads and sea defence projects.
The EWT DW54 500kW turbine sees over half of its output supply electricity directly to the quarry’s works and will offset approximately 550 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. The quarry’s emissions from electricity are typically around half of the annual emissions.