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Vattenfall faces delay on Thanet offshore wind farm extension decision - report

The Thanet offshore wind farm. Source: Vattenfall

November 25 (Renewables Now) - The UK government has delayed its decision on the extension of the 300-MW Thanet offshore wind farm requested by Swedish energy group Vattenfall.

KentOnline reported that the government, whose decision was due on December 11, has pushed back the date following a request for more information by the secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy Andrea Leadsom.

A letter to Vattenhall was cited, in which Gareth Leigh, head of energy infrastructure planning at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, notes that they still needed a number of details, including submissions from interested parties, in particular related to the development consent order.

Vattenfall is looking to add up to 34 more wind turbines to the existing farm near Cliftonville. The additional capacity of up to 340 MW would generate enough power to meet the consumption of about 282,000 UK homes.

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