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Windfarms

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to monitor the performance of windfarms. (95055)

The DTI Offshore Wind Capital Grants scheme requires that grant holders submit annual reports for three years following the commissioning of the windfarm. These reports contain a range of performance and operational data. Copies of these reports can be found on the DTI website on the publications pages at:

Scroby Sands Annual Report—December 2005 http://www.dti.gov.uk/files/file32785.pdf

North Hoyle Annual Report—June 2005 Part 1 http://www.dti.gov.uk/files/file32843.pdf

North Hoyle Annual Report—June 2005 Part 2 http://www.dti.gov.uk/files/file32844.pdf

The department does not monitor performance for individual onshore windfarms. However the renewables sector as a whole is monitored and details can be found on the Renewable Energy Statistics (Restats) database at:

http://www.restats.org.uk/