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Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 200453, tabled on 12 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, in determining the reduction in UK carbon dioxide emissions arising from Navitus Bay, what allowance his Department for UK carbon dioxide emissions from backup baseload generation to cover (a) for maintenance and repair downtime and (b) for the failure of the wind to blow in the operating range.

Answered on

19 June 2014

The Department does not undertake analysis or hold information of this nature relating to specific developments. The average load factor for offshore wind farms using five year historical data from 2008 to 2012 inclusive is 33.1%.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change