Executive Director, Oxford Community Energy Cooperative
Miranda was part of the project management team who took Gunn’s Hill 18MW, 10 turbine Wind Farm over the finish line – demonstrating the effectiveness of community owned renewables generation and the cooperative model. Grid connected in November 2016, it was financed through the sale of shares and bonds to achieve 49% community ownership, with over 70% of those investors living in or just outside of our host County. The farm powers over 6,700 homes, avoids over 5,282 tonnes of CO2 and has, in it’s first year of operation, produced 60,300 MWh. The community is committed to running entirely on renewable energy by 2050 – and Miranda continues to lead those consultations, while this year adding another 1.5 MW of solar to the local grid.