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Wind Power: Offshore Structures

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many gigawatts of (a) renewable and (b) non-renewable energy in applications receiving consideration under (i) section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 and (ii) the Transport and Works Act 2002 relate to offshore wind farms in English waters. (307772)

The Department is dealing with five consent applications under section 36 of the Electricity Act for proposed wind farms in English waters. The total generating capacity of these applications is nearly 2.25GW. There are currently no TWA applications under consideration for wind farms in English waters. There are no applications under either regime for non-renewable energy projects in English waters.