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Offshore progress

Vindkompaniet is proceeding with its plans to build Sweden's first offshore wind plant of five 500 kW turbines in the summer. The machines will be erected off Näsudden, Gotland. The project has been more complicated and time consuming than the utility expected, says Andreas Wickman of Vindkompaniet, a wind plant developer which has specialised in community wind projects. Avoiding disturbance of marine life such as seals and fish -- and staying out of the way of the fishing industry -- was only the beginning. "Everything is far more complicated and time consuming," says Wickman. Legal problems have also arisen. The concession granted to utilities to distribute and sell power ends at the shoreline, so it becomes uncertain if the offshore project would fall within the electricity law. Meantime, Vindkompaniet has had to apply for a concession to put a cable a few meters from the shore to the transformer that will connect the offshore plant to the grid. Local residents have also appealed against a transformer that was installed on-shore.

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