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Triton Knoll wind farm substation plan on hold  

Credit:  BBC News, www.bbc.co.uk 19 January 2011 ~~

Plans for a substation which would take electricity generated by a huge wind farm off the Lincolnshire coast have been put on hold.

RWE npower renewables is developing the Triton Knoll offshore farm, which could see more than 300 turbines built 20 miles (33km) east of Mablethorpe.

The company had been in discussions to connect the site to the national grid via a new substation in East Lindsey.

However, alternative locations are now being considered, said the company.

Earlier this year RWE named three potential sites at Boothby Grange in Welton le Marsh, Monksthorpe Lane in Bratoft and Hogsbeck House, Sloothby.

The announcement prompted concerns from some local councillors and residents about the potential impact on the Lincolnshire Wolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Following discussions with National Grid, the company has now said “possible new and alternative options for the connection location, which could lie outside East Lindsey” have been identified.

Triton Knoll development manager Jacob Hain said: “As a responsible developer, we feel it is right to put our current substation work on hold until National Grid can confirm whether the connection point for our scheme still lies within East Lindsey or moves elsewhere.”

Under the current proposals – which have yet to be submitted – the 1,200-megawatt wind farm would generate enough electricity to meet the annual needs of up to 898,000 households, according to the company.

Source:  BBC News, www.bbc.co.uk 19 January 2011

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