Smart Wind Consortium moves closer to wind farm
Business Digest: Massive wind farm off north Yorks takes ‘significant step’
The Smart Wind Consortium, a joint venture between Siemens and Irish firm Mainstream Renewable Power, today hailed a boost for its plans to build a vast offshore wind energy generating plant in the North Sea.
Chairman Andy Kinsella said the company had secured a connection to the National Grid allowing it to push out power from its 4,735-square-kilometre site between 34 and 190 km offshore. He called the agreement a "significant step" towards the farm becoming reality.
The £15bn Hornsea site would produce enough power for three million homes, equivalent to four per cent of UK demand, from 1,000 turbines. The Thanet wind farm opened last week, hailed as the largest offshore wind farm to date, is just one tenth the size.
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