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 if he will take steps to ensure that onshore wind farm developers take into account the costs of (a) overground cables and (b) underground cables between a wind farm and its sub-station when taking decisions on laying such cables.

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

Onshore wind farm developers already take into account the costs of different connection options as part of their commercial decisions. In addition, developers submitting applications for nationally significant infrastructure proposals are required to consider alternative options for connections, including undergrounding and routes, as part of the planning consent process.

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