First power produced at 400MW UK offshore wind farm

  First power has been generated at the Rampion offshore wind farm off the coast of Sussex. The 400MW wind farm consists of 116 turbines and is expected to generate […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha
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First power has been generated at the Rampion offshore wind farm off the coast of Sussex.

The 400MW wind farm consists of 116 turbines and is expected to generate enough electricity to power almost 347,000 homes a year.

That’s equivalent to around half the homes in Sussex.

Turbine installation at the 400MW project began in March this year and was completed ahead of schedule in just over six months in September.

Project Director Matthew Swanwick said: “Over the coming weeks and months, the turbines will one-by-one begin to be turned on and generate power as they are brought online. This process will take us into 2018 to complete.”

The project has been developed by E.ON, UK Green Investment Rampion and Canadian energy infrastructure firm Enbridge.