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UK Wind Power Projects Delayed

UK Wind Power Projects Delayed

A massive project planned in the UK that would erect an offshore wind farm consisting of over 8,000 wind turbines by 2020 is likely to now be delayed. The government is looking to contract out a major project that would connect the wind farm energy to the grid.

By letting contractors bid on the project, the UK government is hoping to reduce some of the $23 billion expected to cost to connect the 33,000 megawatts of wind energy power to the central grid.

Wind power industry experts are warning that the cost cutting measure could lead to a major bottleneck in the production of the facility since other companies bidding are likely to be lacking in the expertise required to hook up such a wind power operation.

The UK has a target for 2020 to be getting 15 percent of its power from renewable sources.

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