The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has given development consent to the application for the Triton Knoll Electrical System, which is needed to transmit power generated by the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm in Lincolnshire to the National Grid substation.
The new electrical system will include on and offshore buried export cables, an electrical compound to provide voltage stability and to compensate for any electrical losses and a substation located near the grid connection point.
Chief executive of The Planning Inspectorate Sarah Richards commented that a big priority over the examination period was to make sure that any communities that may potentially have been affected by the plans had the chance to put their views forward. All views were given careful consideration by the Examining Authority before any conclusions were reached.
During the six-month examination, some 200 people came forward to make representations about the proposed project, with the authority listening to all local views before its recommendation was made.
Making further comments about the development, deputy chief executive of RenewableUK Maf Smith said: "The developers of this major infrastructure project are working hard to ensure that British supply chain companies will reap the economic benefits on offer from Triton Knoll. There's massive potential for job creation for innovative companies in Lincolnshire, the Humber region and throughout the UK."
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