Vattenfall wins approval for Danish power plants

Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall has been granted approval by the Danish parliament to go ahead with the development of two offshore wind farms.

The plants off the west coast of Jutland would provide a capacity of 350 MW.

  On September 12, the Danish authorities announced that Vattenfall had won the tender to develop and build wind farms on two sites off the west coast of Jutland. The winning bid was 0.05 EUR (0.475 SEK) per kWh.

  Magnus Hall, CEO and President of Vattenfall said, "It means more affordable renewable electricity for the Danish population and a quicker route to making Denmark independent of fossil fuels."

The approval ends a lengthy consultative process after concerns had been expressed about facilitating these near-shore projects. However the argument that the farms would disturb horizon views was overcome.

Construction phase is scheduled to start in 2019 with first power being supplied in 2020.

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