Triton Knoll

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Triton Knoll Wind Farm
Triton Knoll is located in England
Triton Knoll
Location of Triton Knoll Wind Farm
Country England, United Kingdom
Location 33km off the coast of Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°24′N 0°54′E / 53.4°N 0.9°E / 53.4; 0.9Coordinates: 53°24′N 0°54′E / 53.4°N 0.9°E / 53.4; 0.9
Status Proposed
Wind farm
Type Offshore
Distance from shore 33 km (20.5 mi)

Triton Knoll Wind Farm is a proposed offshore wind farm 33 km off the coast of Lincolnshire, in the North Sea, England. It is being developed by RWE Npower Renewables.[1]

The original plan was for 240 turbines with a nameplate capacity of 1,200 MW,[2] which could have made it the largest offshore wind farm in the world. In July 2013 the government approved a plan for 288 turbines generating 1,200 MW.[3] In January 2014 the developer RWE npower announced that it had now chosen to progress with a reduced plan which ranges between 600 and 900 MW, rather than the maximum of 1,200 MW.[4] The decision came just six weeks after the company cancelled its plans to build the 1,200 MW Atlantic Array in the Bristol Channel.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RWE npower Triton Knoll project website". 
  2. ^ "UKWED Operational wind farms". RenewableUK. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Triton Knoll wind farm gets green light". BBC News. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "RWE slashes capacity at North Sea wind farm". The Guardian. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014.