Norway plans Europe’s largest onshore wind project

Plans to build Europe’s largest onshore wind project in Norway have been unveiled. It will include six onshore wind farms with 278 turbines and have a combined capacity of 1,000MW. […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Plans to build Europe’s largest onshore wind project in Norway have been unveiled.

It will include six onshore wind farms with 278 turbines and have a combined capacity of 1,000MW.

Norwegian firm Statkraft has joined forces with TronderEnergi and European investor consortium Nordic Wind Power for the €1.1 billion (£0.87bn) project.

The wind farms will be built on the Fosen peninsula, the island of Hitra and Snillfjord.

They will generate 3.4TWh of power annually, equivalent to the electricity needs of 170,000 Norwegian homes.

Construction is expected to start in the second quarter of this year, with commissioning scheduled for 2020.

In the UK, new onshore wind farms will not receive public subsidies from April this year.