RWE in Triton onshore plan switch

German-owned utility RWE has switched its preferred site for part of the onshore electrical infrastructure needed to serve the up-to-900MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm it is planning off eastern England.

RWE npower renewables says a site between Orby and Addlethorpe in Lincolnshire – known as the Red Zone in its plans – has now been chosen as the location for the Intermediate Electrical Compound.

The utility had previously identified another site as its first choice, but the local East Lindsey District Council subsequently said it would object to placing the compound there as a result of local planning factors.

RWE said work will continue on progressing the proposed electrical infrastructure package and further consultation will be held later this year, before a planning application is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in 2015.

The company recently announced it will cut Triton Knoll’s final capacity to 600MW-900MW from an original 1.2GW.

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