Wind Farms

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister for energy, Department of Trade and Industry

The following table gives an overview of the number of wind farms in England that are either operational, currently under construction, consented, or in the planning stage. However, not all wind farms are likely to get planning permission or be built.

Status Number of onshore wind farms Number of offshore wind farms Total number of wind farms Total capacity (MW)
Operational 49 3 52 365
Currently under construction 8 1 9 201.5
Consented 34 5 39 988
Planning 43 6 49 3,541

Source:

The British Wind Energy Association website: www.bwea.org

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