Triton headed for minister's desk
Recommendation on 900MW offshore connection due this week
UK Planning officials will give their recommendation this week on whether to grant or refuse electrical infrastructure consent for RWE and Statkraft’s 900MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in England.
The Planning Inspectorate finished the examination of the offshore and onshore grid link on 3 March and the deadline to send the recommendation to DECC Secretary Amber Rudd is this Friday 3 June.
She then has until 3 September to make the final decision on the project.
Infrastructure proposed includes onshore and offshore cabling, an intermediate electrical compound to provide voltage stability and a substation near the grid connection point.
Power will come ashore in east Lincolnshire and connect at Bicker Fen.
RWE is expected to bid Triton into an upcoming Contracts for Difference allocation round.
Statkraft has declared its intention to sell its 50% stake in the project upon receipt of a CfD.
The Round 2 project was awarded a development consent order for the offshore array in July 2013.
Statkraft took a 50% stake in the £4bn project in February this year.