UK Approves World First Offshore Wind Hybrid Plan

London, UK [Reuters] The UK government has given the go-ahead to a unique hybrid project in the Irish Sea which will generate electricity from wind and then gas when wind dies down. Eclipse Energy expects its Ormonde project, off the coast of northwest England near Barrow in Furness, to produce most of its energy from 30 wind turbines. It will also use gas from nearby gas fields in Morecambe Bay to produce power on small platforms out at sea before sending the electricity down a subsea cable to the UK power network.
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