19 Dec '12, 11am

UK: E.ON scales back Rampion offshore wind proposal - Renewable Energy Focus: UK: E.ON scales back Rampion offsh...

E.ON has worked to reduce the wind farm area by almost a quarter of the area consulted upon and to around half that originally awarded by The Crown Estate in the UK’s third bidding round of offshore licences. This has been achieved by removing an area to the southeast of the site, reducing the proportion of the wind farm visible from the Heritage Coast by over 35%. This change has also led to a reduction in the maximum number of proposed turbines by 20, meaning the project could feature between 100 and 175 turbines depending on the model selected. The site could still accommodate an installed electrical capacity of up to 700MW. The proposals were submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on Friday. The decision comes as a result of E.ON’s community consultation, which has been in progress for the past year, and received feedback from over 1,000 people and organisations. The f...

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