E.ON cancels 48MW wind farm in the UK

Energy giant E.ON has decided to cancel an onshore wind farm in the UK. The Isles Wind Farm project, located near Newton Aycliffe, was expected to have a total capacity […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Energy giant E.ON has decided to cancel an onshore wind farm in the UK.

The Isles Wind Farm project, located near Newton Aycliffe, was expected to have a total capacity of 48MW.

The company stated the project was affected by a number of objections since it was submitted to Durham County Council in April 2013 and is no longer technically or economically viable.

In a statement it added: “During a detailed review of the project a number of long standing environmental and technical issues have been re-assessed. These include the long-standing objection from the Ministry of Defence, the high level of bird activity on the site, investor uncertainty and changes to Planning Law.

“The combination of these issues has resulted in E.ON’s decision to withdraw from the project.”

However, the firm insists it will continue investing in onshore wind as it believes this kind of green energy “has an important role to play in meeting the UK’s 2020 targets”.

Economic support for onshore wind projects in the UK will be scrapped from April this year.

Earlier this week, RWE announced its £1 billion worth of planned onshore wind farms in the country have either been scrapped or put on hold as a result of government policy.