PM speaks out after onshore transmission complications quash consent for 1.8GW Norfolk Forefront
24 February 2021 13: 44
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UK Top Minister Boris Johnson has stated the government is drawing up plans to alter the sort offshore wind farms join to the grid.
Johnson stated the government is “at some level of of making the mandatory regulatory changes” to enable projects to join the grid in a extra co-ordinated procedure.
BEIS is at imprint main a overview into the present OFTO arrangement, which connects projects to shore by job of particular person radial hyperlinks.
The remarks got right here for the duration of Top Minister’s Questions on Wednesday after the Conservative MP for North Norfolk Duncan Baker sought clarity on the progress of the overview.
Baker stated a judicial overview that quashed consent for Vattenfall’s 1.8GW Norfolk Forefront project final week on the grounds that cumulative onshore impacts had no longer been regarded as, urgently confirmed the necessity for a current come.
“If the UK is to develop into the Saudi Arabia of wind strength…then the present piecemeal and environmentally destructive system of connecting projects to the grid is retaining us succor,” Baker stated.
“We need like minded and regulatory reform now”.