Wind full in the sails as two new farms approved
Two new wind farms off the coast of Britain won the go-ahead from ministers today – and one of them will be the biggest offshore wind project in the world.
Planning consent was granted for the giant £3.6 billion Triton Knoll wind farm and a grand total of 288 turbines off the Lincolnshire and Norfolk coast. Developers say the project will create 1,130 jobs and power to 820,000 homes.
Visiting the site of the second wind farm to get approval, the 76-turbine Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in South Wales, Energy Secretary Ed Davey claimed they were evidence of the nation’s pull factor for investment.
He said: “The investments by Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Limited and Vattenfall are testament to the power of inward investment in the UK.
Source: Energy Live News