Tuesday 5 September 2017

First power produced at 659MW UK offshore wind farm

First power produced at 659MW UK offshore wind farm

Electricity has been generated for the first time at the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm.

A total of 40 turbines have been installed so far and power is now being exported to the National Grid.

Located off the coast of Cumbria, the wind farm will have a total capacity of 659MW when the rest of the 47 turbines have been installed.

They will generate enough electricity to power more than half a million UK homes.

Developer DONG Energy says Walney Extension will surpass London Array to become the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm once fully commissioned.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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