14 Apr '11, 12am

Statkraft inks £160m deal for Dong's UK offshore wind energy

The UK's nascent offshore wind industry has taken a major step forward after two of Europe's leading energy firms agreed a £160m power purchase deal for energy generated by four offshore wind farms. Norwegian utility Statkraft announced earlier this week that it has signed a two-year deal to buy 50 per cent of the energy produced by Dong Energy 's Burbo Bank, Gunfleet Sands, Walney and London Array UK offshore wind farms. FURTHER READING Scientists question shale gas eco-benefits Biofuels transport targets are unethical, inquiry finds With an initial installed capacity of 127MW, growing to 545MW once the London Array is finished, Dong is expected to supply 2.7TWh of renewable electricity during the contract period, equating to about £160m worth of energy based on projected UK electricity prices. The contract, based on a variable spot price, started at midnight on 3 April a...

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