German utility RWE will reduce capacity at its planned Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the North Sea by up to half, it said on Monday, weeks after it scrapped another wind project in British waters.
Triton Knoll’s capacity is now expected to range between 600 and 900 megawatts (MW), instead of 1,200MW, RWE’s renewable energy subsidiary Innogy said in a statement.
Offshore wind farm developers have now largely finalised British site assessments and industry experts say that project capacity reductions and cancellations are inevitable as investors decide which wind farms are best to take forward. “The recent optimisation work is part of a project review to make the site more competitive and more economic in line with government proposals to bring down the cost of offshore wind,” RWE Innogy said.
RWE slashes capacity at North Sea wind farm