Change to wind farm plans

A PROPOSED new offshore wind farm is set to be connected to the mains at a substation in Bicker Fen following a change of plans by the company in charge.

RWE NPower Renewables wants to build one of the world’s biggest offshore wind farms, at Triton Knoll, off the coast of Mablethorpe, to power up to 850,000 homes.

They initially planned to bring power inland through a 50 mile network of pylons across East Lindsey but, following a campaign by local residents, the National Grid have now offered use of a substation at Bicker Fen via new underground cabling.

Triton Knoll’s development manager Jacob Hain, said: “We will work alongside National Grid and undertake further technical and design studies to understand what the electrical system will comprise.

“We will also commence environmental and engineering studies to find the best potential sites and routes for the electrical infrastructure.”

The firm is putting together its final planning application to be submitted to the Infrastructure Planning Commission.