Cornwall’s Wave Hub is about to become a Wind Hub – and could have a new owner next month

Posted By on 8th October 2020

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Wave Hub could be sold next month.  Cornwall Council thinks it has a deal and hopes to announce a buyer within weeks. The Hayle-based project, which…

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  1. You’re probably going to be proved right about the fragility of Branson’s goals to become a space supremo. However, on this occasion, I am sure you’ll be proved too cynical, even if there are teething problems with things like the grid. The economics of wind mean that offshore wind is becoming competitive and avoids a lot of the planning problems which go with land-based wind. Cornwall has both wind and water. We will find our niche – and that hub off Hayle will finally find a use.

  2. And how will Cornwall’s grid cope? Already at capacity how will the grid move the electricity onward. Noone can site a wind turbine in Cornwall unless it is used to directly provide an end user. Much work to be done… and much investment needed in the infrastructure and electrification of energy.

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