UK green light to 1.2GW Triton Knoll

Greencoat has  a large minority stake in RWE's Rhyl Flats offshore wind farm

Triton Knoll would join Rhyl Flats in RWE's UK offshore offshore roll of honour

The UK government has given offshore planning consent to RWE’s 1.2GW Triton Knoll wind farm.

Energy secretary Ed Davey used the announcement to hail a bumper day for British wind power, also flagging-up progress on Vattenfall's 299MW Pen y Cymoedd onshore project.

The 288-turbine Triton Knoll project will cost £3.6bn to develop 32km off the coast of Lincolnshire, in eastern England.

The German utility welcomed the news, but added now-familiar caveats about ongoing UK government commitment to renewables.

Triton Knoll project manager Jacob Hain said: “Today’s decision sends another positive message to the industry about the growth and potential of renewables in the UK.

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