in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

The London Array consortium, which is made up of E.ON UK, Shell WindEnergy Ltd. and CORE Ltd., recently received consent from the U.K.'s government to build the world's largest wind farm.

The consent gives the go-ahead for the offshore sections of the 1,000 MW wind farm, which, if built, will displace nearly 2 million tons of carbon dioxide a year and has a capacity to generate enough electricity to power 750,000 homes, the consortium says. The wind farm will be located off the Kent coast. The consent for the onshore substation, which is necessary to connect London Array into the national grid, remains outstanding and will now be subject to a public inquiry.

According to Andrew Murfin, a director of London Array Ltd., building the wind farm is a step toward meeting the country's goal of using 10% renewable energy by 2010.

"I welcome the government's commitments made during the recent Energy Review to increase financial support for the offshore wind industry and reform the planning system for major energy infrastructure projects," Murfin adds.


Helukabel_id1908
Latest Top Stories

Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.


Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.

JLG_id1900
Acciona_id1907
WomenofWind_id
UEA_id1896
bonfiglioli_id1913
AWEA_id1886