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Hong Kong plans 100 MW wind farm

HK Electric proposes a 100 MW offshore wind farm in Southwest Lamma Channel, Hong Kong.

The offshore wind farm could represent 1-2% of HK Electric's annual electricity output.

About 28 to 35 wind turbines, each of 2.3-3.6 MW, will be installed at the 600-hectare site and details of the proposed offshore wind farm together with its environmental impact assessment (EIA) study are available for public inspection.

The EIA study has reviewed the environmental efficiency of 8 potential sites in total and affirmed that the location which is 4 km from Lamma Island is the best option for the offshore wind farm project, scheduled for completion by 2015.

The EIA study, which covers both onshore and offshore sites, also concluded that Hong Kong does not have sufficient land for onshore wind farm development and alternatively, an offshore wind farm can help harness wind resources effectively.

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