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Wind farm proposed for Great Yarmouth

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Western Windpower has applied for planning consent for four Enercon 1.5 MW E66 turbines at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. The company hopes to build the turbines along the industrial sea front in the South Denes area of the town. Dale Vince from Western Windpower is optimistic about the outcome of his application. "The indications are really good. We have not had a single letter of objection so far." If built, two of the turbines will be covered by a Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation (NFFO) power purchase contract. But the company hopes to be able to finance the two other machines as "non NFFO" projects, without the security of the 15 year premium priced contracts. Instead, output would be sold through its sister organisation, electricity supplier the Renewable Energy Company, on the open market.

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