RWE slashes UK offshore wind farm capacity

German utility RWE has announced plans to trim the capacity of its wind farm being developed off the Lincolnshire Coast in the North Sea. The group’s RWE npower renewables unit […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

German utility RWE has announced plans to trim the capacity of its wind farm being developed off the Lincolnshire Coast in the North Sea.

The group’s RWE npower renewables unit said the Triton Knoll wind project will now have a total capacity between 600MW and 900MW rather than the proposed 1,200MW.

The changes to the wind farm means it will produce enough electricity to power between 550,000 and 800,000 households.

Project Manager Jacob Hain said: “The recent optimisation work is part of a project review to make the site more competitive and more economic in line with Government proposals to bring down the cost of offshore wind.”

The move comes after RWE revealed it would ditch plans to build the 1,200MW Atlantic Array wind farm in the Bristol Channel last November.