Gas and Wind Comes from the Irish Sea

Britain has announced a gas production licence for the Irish sea which may be linked to wind power and which may result in the world’s first offshore plant producing both gas-fired and wind electricity.

LONDON, England, UK, 2001-08-21 [SolarAccess.com] Britain has announced a gas production licence for the Irish sea which may be linked to wind power and which may result in the world’s first offshore plant producing both gas-fired and wind electricity. “The proposed development, from Eclipse Energy Company and Rolls Royce Power Ventures, is a first step towards a potential offshore power plant fuelled by gas and wind,” says energy minister Brian Wilson. The power would be transmitted to shore by undersea cable, which potentially could service both offshore turbines as well as gas generators, thereby reducing the initial start-up costs for green energy from the Irish Sea. “This is an ambitious proposal which still has to meet other requirements for consent, including those necessary to protect any local environmental sensitivities,” adds Wilson. “Delivering the project will require a great deal of determination from the companies involved.”
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