Wind Power: Electrical Substations

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department makes funding available for onshore windfarm operators to place cables underground between the windfarm and the connecting sub-station.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Minister of State for Portsmouth

The Department does not make specific funding available to generators for placing their cables underground. However, network infrastructure costs have been factored into Government decisions on levels of support for onshore windfarms such as the Renewables Obligation.

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