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 how many onshore wind farms have been connected to sub-stations in each of the last five years.

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

According to Renewable-UK Wind Energy Database the following numbers of onshore wind projects have been connected in Great Britain over the past five years. The vast majority of these projects contained five or fewer turbines. The Department does not hold data on what, if any, connections to sub-stations were required.

  Number of projects
2014 34
2013 73
2012 109
2011 48
2010 43

Further details of these onshore wind projects are available at:

http://www.renewableuk.com/en/renewable-energy/wind-energy/uk-wind-energy-database/index.cfm

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